Some key lawmakers, including House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor support U.S. missile strikes on Syria. But two local congressmen do not. Republican Rodney Davis of Taylorville says as he looks at what the President has proposed, he cannot offer his support.
Another Republican, John Shimkus of Collinsville, says the lack of international support for a strike is also weighing on his decision.
An alleged chemical attack last month killed hundreds of people, including children. President Obama has been meeting with key lawmakers to drum up congressional support for limited military strikes.