Photos: Key players on the Hill in Syria debate

The Obama administration has asked Congress to delay voting on authorizing military action in Syria, but the White House will still push the idea in case diplomacy fails. Senate leaders Harry Reid, D-Nevada, left, and Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, control the process and will determine the initial language and format for any vote in the chamber.

The Obama administration has asked Congress to delay voting on authorizing military action in Syria, but the White House will still push the idea in case diplomacy fails. Senate leaders Harry Reid, D-Nevada, left, and Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, control the process and will determine the initial language and format for any vote in the chamber.