For Immediate Release
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge the President to Seek Congressional Authorization Before Using Military Force Against Syria
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) – issued the following statement urging the president to follow the Constitution and seek congressional authorization before taking military action against Syria:
“We are deeply concerned by reports that the president is considering military action against Syria without congressional authorization.
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“The Constitution clearly gives Congress, not the executive branch, the power to authorize war. Any use of force against Syria requires approval from Congress first.”
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