Lawmakers cite Islamic State risk

House, Senate panel chiefs prod Obama to confront threat

Posted: September 1, 2014 at 3:12 a.m.

FILE - This Dec. 21, 2012 file photo shows Senate intelligence committee chair, Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Cal., left, speaking at a Capitol Hill news conference in Washington. Feinstein and the chair of the House intelligence committee prodded President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, to take decisive action against the growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil. "I think I've learned one thing about this president, and that is he's very cautious," she said. "Maybe in this instance, too cautious." Obama said Friday that he did not yet have a strategy for dealing with the Islamic State organization, a remark that brought criticism from Democrats and Republicans. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

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