President Barack Obama, flanked by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to media in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with members of Congress to discuss the situation in Syria. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
What comes next on Syria?
02:09 - Source: CNN

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Most senators undecided on how they'll vote on Syria

In the House, there are nearly four "no" votes for every member voting "yes"

Despite House GOP leadership's call for approval, not a done deal among rank and file

House Dems also a trouble spot for Obama, who is calling for limited action

Washington CNN  — 

President Barack Obama still has a long way to go to secure congressional authorization for military action against Syria even after clearing a key hurdle in the Senate.

According to CNN, there are 18 “no” votes in the Senate and 24 “yes.” Fifty-eight senators – almost the same number of votes needed to overcome any filibuster – remain undecided.

After changing an Obama-sponsored proposal authorizing a military response to alleged chemical weapons use by Syria, the Senate Foreign Relations