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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Calls for International Response Following President Obama's Speech on Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.--U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement after President Obama's speech to the nation on the situation in Syria. Pocan had previously said he would oppose the President's request for an authorization to conduct a military strike in Syria.

“The reprehensible use of chemical weapons is a global problem, and it deserves global action. I am pleased that, as many of my colleagues and I have advocated, the United States has joined the international community in working together on a response to the situation in Syria that will avoid a military strike and achieve the necessary goal of removing chemical weapons from the hands of the Syrian government. I will continue to carefully monitor the progress of any agreement, and I am hopeful that we come to a resolution that demonstrates the power of a united global response.”