The POTUS is hoping Congress will get behind his plans and effort to put an end to ISIS.
(CNN) — Congressional leaders on Tuesday will get a first glimpse of President Barack Obama’s plan to “degrade and defeat” the Islamic militants who have taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq.
Top lawmakers will hear from Obama during a midafternoon session in the Oval Office, kicking off a concerted White House effort to rally support behind a strategy to go after the ISIS terrorists. That push will continue Wednesday when Obama lays out his plan in a televised speech.
President Obama is expected to speak Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Lawmakers from both parties have said they want a say in whatever action the United States takes to confront ISIS, though neither Obama nor White House aides have specified whether they’ll seek congressional authorization for military action against the Sunni militants.
Administration officials were planning to brief all lawmakers on the ISIS threat this week as well as their strategy for confronting the terrorists. Part of the plan includes building a coalition of nations willing to help defeat ISIS.
Secretary of State John Kerry planned to travel to the Mideast on Tuesday to press Sunni leaders in Jordan and Saudi Arabia to do more in combating the jihadists.
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