Earnest: "I Wouldn't Rule Out An Important Role For Congress" To Play In Deciding How Many Refugees To Take In

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Addressing the Syrian refugee crisis at Tuesday's White House briefing, Obama press secretary Josh Earnest said he "wouldn't rule out" a "part" for Congress in deciding the number of refugees the United States should take in.

"The administration is considering a range of approaches to contribute to the solution of this very difficult challenge," Earnest said of the crisis.

"Will the approaches you're considering require Congressional approval?" Reuters' White House reporter Jeff Mason asked.

"There may be some," Earnest replied. "There is no specific piece of legislation that we've put forward at this point, but I certainly wouldn't rule out an important role for Congress in terms of putting in place those kinds of policies."

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