WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama over the weekend said that he would seek the permission of congress prior to having the U.S. get involved with the Syrian civil war. On Saturday, the president announced he would ask Congress to support a strike punishing Bashar Assad’s regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons.
As a result, Chautauqua County’s Congressman, Tom Reed (R-Corning), has announced that he will conduct six listening sessions this week before returning to Washington to debate President’s Obama’s request for consent.
The Corning Republican said that while many constituents have called his offices with their thoughts on whether or not the U.S. should get involved – he said he also wants to hear people’s thoughts in person.
- LISTEN TO CONGRESSMAN REED’S COMMENTS ON SYRIA FROM SEPT 3, 2013
Locally, Reed has scheduled to sessions, both to take place on tomorrow. At Noon on Wednesday, he will be at JCC’s Olean Campus, with a meeting set to take place in the Magnano Reception Room. At 3 p.m., a second meeting will take place at Dunkirk City Hall.
Those unable to attend the scheduled meetings are encouraged to contact the congressman’s office or email him. Contact information can be found at his website – at www.Reed.house.gov.