IMPENDING CRISIS IN SYRIA; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 152
(House of Representatives - September 12, 2018)

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                       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.

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  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 
  I call on the President to strengthen his resolve against Assad's 
barbarous acts and to continue to support the innocent Syrian people.