Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) issued the following statement on the U.S. airstrikes in Syria.
“President Trump made the correct decision to take decisive action against the Assad regime. The event that occurred in Syria earlier this week is astonishing in its cruelty. The next step in this process is as important as the first. And before further military action is taken, it is Congress’ obligation to authorize war powers through the structure and debate of an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). This should occur sooner rather than later, even if it interferes with the scheduled Congressional recess. We owe it to our men and women in the military to provide clear and concise direction from the United States Congress.”