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09/05/2013 08:50 pm ET Updated Sep 06, 2013

White House Requests Second Call With Progressive Caucus Members On Syria

The Obama administration is requesting another call with Congressional Progressive Caucus members to discuss action in Syria, according to a White House email forwarded to The Huffington Post by a congressional staffer on Thursday.

The email, which suggests the administration is scrambling for more support in the House, pitches a conference call to be held Friday afternoon:

The White House has requested a second call with Progressive Caucus members who were unable to attend the first call with [Obama Chief of Staff] Mr. Denis McDonough on Syria. If you are receiving this, it means your boss was UNABLE TO ATTEND yesterday's call or may have questions they wish to ask the White House.

A resolution authorizing military action has been greeted with a great deal of skepticism on both sides of the aisle.

"I think if it went down today, it wouldn't pass the House," said one Democratic member. "People though are truly undecided with concerns in a bipartisan way. The real question is if those who feel uncomfortable with this can be made to be comfortable with a resolution that has a much narrower scope."

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