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Congressman Mike Gallagher

Representing the 8th District of Wisconsin

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Rep. Mike Gallagher Releases Statement on Syria

April 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Mike Gallagher released the following statement on Syria:  

“I support the administration's decision to lead from the front and launch limited strikes against the Assad regime, not only to send a clear signal that the United States will not stand idly by while dictators use weapons of mass destruction to murder children, but also to demonstrate that the chaos in Syria affects our own national security interests. Now the critical task is for President Trump to work with Congress and our regional allies to develop a broader strategic vision in which our goal should be to pressure the Assad regime in service of negotiated settlement and, at a broader level, rollback Iran and Russia's malign regional influence. The President should also seek Congressional authorization for any sustained military operation in Syria, and that is yet another reason why Congress shouldn't be taking a two-week break. When our servicemen and women are at war, Congress shouldn't take an unearned recess.”