Congressman Steven Horsford

Representing the 4th District of Nevada

Horsford Reaction to President Obama's Address on Syria

Sep 11, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-4) released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s address on Syria:

"I commend President Obama for continuing to pursue a dialogue about the situation in Syria that is transparent and open. His decision to engage Congress has resulted in a comprehensive discussion of choices facing our country.

"To start, there were no good options regarding Syria. I have repeatedly voiced concern over the use of military force without a multinational coalition of partners, the costs of a potential strike, and the long-term ramifications of any action.

"Now there appears to be an opening for a potential diplomatic solution, working with the Russians and the international community, to secure Syrian chemical weapons. I support negotiations to the extent they help achieve that end. Pressure from the United States will likely prove to be the linchpin of any final agreement, and I support the President in his efforts to divest the Assad regime of its chemical weapons through international means."