Lawmakers from both sides, President Obama and military leaders are weighing options to expand airstrikes against ISIS. Congress also returns early September. Senator Tim Kaine:
This fight, and the threat posed by ISIL, is serious enough that Congress and the administration must be united on U.S. policy going forward. I urge the administration to use the next two weeks to clearly define the strategy and objectives of its mission against ISIL, then bring it to Congress for a debate and authorization vote.
Kaine also stressed a new vote of authorization is required since the previous authorization of the Iraq war is obsolete.