Rep. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, says he is glad Pres. Barrack Obama plans to seek Congressional approval attacking Syria.
Facing resistance at home and abroad about the prospect of a U.S. attack on Syria, Obama said Saturday that he has decided the U.S. should take military action against the Syrian regime in retaliation for its use of chemical weapons, according to a CBS News story at http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57600875/obama-seeks-syria-strike-wi....
However, Obama also promised to seek congressional approval after lawmakers return from their recess Sept. 9, saying that he does not believe the law requires him to seek approval, but America will be "stronger" if he does.
“I am encouraged by the president’s decision to seek Congressional authorization before carrying out any military action in Syria,” Owens said.
“In the coming days I will decide how to cast my vote by listening to my constituents and reviewing the president’s case for any proposed mission.”
Owens continued, “Specifically, I will seek details about any proposed mission’s duration, cost and objectives, the most important of which is whether or not U.S. military action could prevent the future use of chemical weapons in Syria. I remain opposed to placing United States troops on the ground.”