September 12, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 152 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
IMPENDING CRISIS IN SYRIA; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 152
(House of Representatives - September 12, 2018)
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[Pages H8162-H8163] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IMPENDING CRISIS IN SYRIA (Mr. HILL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. HILL. Mr. Speaker, I rise to again bring attention to the impending crisis in Idlib province, Syria. Last week I spoke in the well of the House about the great work our Kansans and Americans are doing in support of the innocent Syrian people, many of them with no connection to Syria other than seeing years of pointless death and mayhem and wanting to help the Syrian people cope with their country's destruction and return to their families, their villages, their work. I learned today that many of those Syrians that my fellow Americans support are now only a few kilometers away from the frontlines of the Assad-backed war machine. [[Page H8163]] The U.S. must continue to support Turkey's push to achieve a diplomatic solution to at least delay an assault on Idlib. I believe the use of chemical weapons should not be the only trigger for an American response, but that we can no longer stand by as scores of innocents are massacred by the brutal dictator and his Russian agents. I call on the President to strengthen his resolve against Assad's barbarous acts and to continue to support the innocent Syrian people. ____________________