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Congresswoman Waters' Statement on U.S. Response to Syria's Use of Chemical Weapons

September 4, 2013
Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) released the following statement on her position on the United States response to the Syrian regime use of chemical weapons:

"I am pleased that President Obama is seeking congressional authorization before taking limited military action in Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime on its own people. There are still many unanswered questions, such as what limited military action would entail, what will be the targets, what United States national interests are at stake, whether President Obama has pursued all possible diplomatic alternatives to military action, and whether military action by the U.S. will have the support of the international community. I am also deeply concerned about how U.S. military action will impact the civilian population of Syria. I will continue to listen to the concerns of my constituents and evaluate information from the Administration, as well as look forward to the completion of the United Nations investigation before making a final decision."

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