I want to hear from you on Syria
The President has asked Congress for authority to use military force against the Assad regime in Syria in response to allegations of the use of chemical weapons against civilians. I believe that the President and his team need to fully make their case to Congress and the American people regarding his plan. We need to learn what we can anticipate happening after whatever proposed action is taken. The Assad regime and its allies will surely have a response. It's not clear what we may be getting America into.
The U.S. House will soon vote on this very important issue, and I’d like your input before the vote.
What do you think the United States should do about the situation in Syria?
1. The United States should take military action, but it should be limited to air strikes using cruise missiles launched from U.S. naval ships that were meant to destroy military units and infrastructure that have been used to carry out chemical attacks.
2. The United States should take broad military action by intervening in whatever way is necessary to stop the Assad regime.
3. The United States should provide only humanitarian assistance to the civilians injured or forced from their homes.
4. The United States should take none of these actions.
5. I'm unsure what the United States' response should be.
I work hard to get input from citizens of all 20 counties in the Second District on many different issues that Oregonians are concerned about. America’s role in the world has come up at many of the 23 town hall meetings I’ve held in the Second District in 2013, in several of the telephone town hall meetings I’ve held, and in countless emails, phone calls, letters, and Facebook messages that come into my office.
Thank you for taking the time to give me your thoughts. I’ll be sure to keep you updated as this important situation unfolds. It’s an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.