A much-discussed immigration overhaul is taking a back seat in Washington. Congress is busy considering its options in Syria and the debt ceiling debate returns. Some industry leaders and elected officials in Georgia fear a government shutdown will further delay the issue.
Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes the best path forward in Syria is for the United States to work out a deal with Russia for Syria to give up its chemical weapons. Carter also said Tuesday during an event at The Carter Center it would not be a catastrophe if Congress votes against President Barack Obama's call for military action against Syria.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson says he plans to vote against authorizing a military strike in Syria. In a statement, the Georgia Republican said Monday that he has carefully weighed the issue and has talked personally with hundreds of Georgians about a potential military intervention in Syria.