Author: CNN'S BARBARA STARR, ZACHARY COHEN AND ELIOTT C. MCLAUGHLIN

In rebuke to Trump, McConnell unveils troop proposal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing an amendment to a Middle East policy bill that would acknowledge "al Qaeda, ISIS and their affiliates in Syria and Afghanistan continue to pose a serious threat to us here at home," a move seen as a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump's push to withdraw US troops from Syria.