By BRIAN A. HOWEY
- Indiana’s Congressional delegation was split on a House bill that
would train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday. The House passed the
measure 273 to 156 and the Senate will vote today. There were 159
Republicans and 114 Democrats supporting the bill and 71 Republicans and
85 Democrats voting against. It found House Speaker John
Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi backing the bill, but
opposition came from both liberal Democrats and GOP hawks. Republicans U.S. Reps. Todd Young and Marlin Stutzman voted against the measure along with Democrat U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky. The rest of the Indiana House members voted for, and Sens. Dan Coats and Joe Donnelly indicated they would support the measure on Thursday.