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Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after the President’s address laying out his strategy to eliminate the ISIS threat.
“It is clear, we cannot allow for the same mistakes that have gotten us into this situation,” said Congressman Collins. “The current events in Iraq and Syria prove the absence of American leadership enables and emboldens our enemies, and puts our country and citizens at risk. I fully support actions to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS and protect our citizens at home and abroad.”
This deal, on its face, is a troubling, dangerous recognition of Iran's right to enrich uranium and potentially endangers our strongest Middle East ally in Israel.
I am especially skeptical that a regime which has prided itself on secrecy and deception will suddenly embrace transparency and openness.
America should be strengthening sanctions, in line with the bipartisan bill the House passed this summer which toughens our stance against Iran.
Congressman Chris Collins issued the following statement after President Obama's remarks to the nation regarding Syria on September 10, 2013.
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.