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(CNN) – The White House’s case for a military strike on Syria enters Round II Wednesday.

Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the Hill, this time to be grilled by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Tuesday, he appeared before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee to sway skeptical lawmakers.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey joined him.

Some 43 lawmakers in the House and the Senate now say they can get behind President Barack Obama.

But about three-fourths remain undecided or haven’t announced how they plan to vote.

Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes up a revised bill authorizing a military strike one that sets a 60-day deadline for use of force in Syria, with an option for an additional 30 days.

More lawmakers may come on board with such a stipulation.

So, there’s been progress but it didn’t come without some major verbal fireworks.