Schwartz Statement on President Obama's Decision to Seek Congressional Vote on Syria

Sep 1, 2013 Issues: Foreign Affairs

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (PA-13) released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s announcement that he will seek Congressional authorization before launching a military strike against the Syrian government.

“Today, President Obama said he is prepared to order a limited military strike against the Syrian government to punish the Assad regime for attacking its own people with chemical weapons. The President rightfully recognizes the importance of seeking Congressional approval before taking military action. As Congress weighs this important vote, I will engage with my colleagues and the Administration to determine the best course of action to address the Syrian regime’s heinous disregard for human rights and protect our national security interests.”