President Obama on Saturday sent Congress a draft resolution to authorize a military strike against Syria in response to the Assad regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons.

It calls for a strike consistent with international and U.S. law and a past United Nations nonproliferation resolution, phrasing that arrives as the U.S. has few international partners for its current plan.

If passed, it would give Obama power to use the military in a way he deems “necessary and appropriate” in connection with chemical weapons to deter their use, and to protect the U.S. and its “allies and partners” against the threat of such weapons.

The resolution, echoing Obama’s recent comments, says the alleged attack in the Damascus suburbs this month violated international norms, laws of war and the international Chemical Weapons Convention.