Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2013
REP. SANCHEZ RELEASES STATEMENT AFTER ADMINISTRATION BRIEFING ON SYRIA
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after a conference call briefing with the Obama Administration’s National Security Council.
“The Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons to indiscriminately kill at least 1,429 Syrians – including at least 426 children – cannot and will not go unnoticed.
As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have been briefed by the National Security Council and am closely monitoring the situation.
The decisions we face go far beyond Syria’s borders. I am deeply concerned about the risk of not responding to this violation of international norms, especially in light of North Korea’s and Iran’s access to the same type of weapons. However, the course of action we take must be in the best interest of the United States and we simply cannot entangle ourselves in Syria’s civil war.
Any action going forward must be based upon constant communication and meaningful consultation between the White House, Congress and most importantly, the American people.”
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 46th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, and parts of the cities of Garden Grove and Orange in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces and the second ranked Democrat on the Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. Sanchez is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee.
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