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Upton Statement on Syria

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Washington, April 7, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, released the following statement after the United States launched missile strikes on a Syrian airfield in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons to kill his own people:  

“After Assad delivered a heinous chemical attack on his own citizens, an unmistakable message had to be delivered. I believe these targeted, measured airstrikes were an appropriate response to the unfolding atrocities. As we move forward, the administration must work with Congress and the international community to support these efforts.”

Additional background: In April, Upton visited the Bethany Christian Services Refugee Center in Grand Rapids to better understand the challenges refugees, including those from Syria, are facing. He will continue to support the humane and just treatment of refugees from war-torn regions. 

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