Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York
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Statement from Congressman Chris Collins on Syria

Aug 31, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) issued the following statement regarding the President’s decision to receive authorization from Congress regarding military action in Syria:

“I am pleased President Obama has made the decision to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria.  This situation is extremely complex and it is appropriate for all the representatives of the American people to vote on this critical decision.

Speaker Boehner has called House Members to Washington tomorrow to participate in a classified, interagency briefing.  I will be traveling to Washington to be a part of this important meeting.

As I said earlier this week, the situation in Syria is deeply troubling and any military response by the United States could have ramifications far beyond the Syrian border.  

Before deciding how I will vote when Congress returns to session, I will thoroughly review all of the available intelligence and learn all I can about the limited military action in Syria proposed by President Obama.”

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