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The Senate will delay its first procedural vote on American military intervention in Syria, Majority Leader Harry Reid said late Monday afternoon.

“As we all know, the international discussions continue relative to the matter in Syria. Normally, what I would do in a situation like this is file cloture today, but I don’t think that’s to our benefit. I don’t think we need to see how fast we can do this. We have to see how well we can do this matter,” Reid said on the floor Monday evening.

“I’m not going to file cloture this evening on the motion to proceed to the Syria resolution,” Reid said, adding that he had the votes to pass it.