Congressman Fattah Statement On Syria

Sep 03, 2013, 17:30 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) released the following statement on President Obama's decision to seek authorization from Congress regarding military action in Syria:

"The decision ahead of Congress in response to allegations of the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons is a serious one, and one that rightfully deserves vigorous and thoughtful deliberation. With that in mind, I will withhold any judgment regarding use of military force in Syria until Congress undertakes a robust, informed debate on the authorizing resolution next week.

"The stakes are too high to rush to a conclusion about the appropriateness of military action without a full discussion on the House floor, informed by both the evidence that our own government has, and the forthcoming report of the United Nations inspectors.  

"Further, I applaud the President's decision to seek a Congressional vote on the matter, even though his authority to proceed absent Congressional approval is clear and with significant precedence."

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah