Rep. Chu Statement on ISIL Vote

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Rep. Judy Chu on Wednesday voted in support of President Obama’s request for authorization to train and equip local groups to fight against the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL), which has taken control of large amounts of territory in Iraq and Syria. Rep. Chu released the following statement:“ISIL is a serious threat to the people they claim to represent, to the stability of the Middle East, to U.S. citizens, and to our allies. Its ideology is one of violent oppression. This is not a group that stands for human rights, or respects human dignity. Over the past weeks, I have deliberated on how to address ISIL and participated in many informative briefings. What became clear to me is that we cannot ignore this threat. While I am strongly against putting U.S. troops on the ground, I believe that in combination with the engagement of regional partners and targeted air strikes, training the moderate Syrian opposition provides the best on-the-ground opportunity to combat this threat. That is why I took the difficult vote today to support, train, and equip local forces through a limited authorization that will expire in December. This allows the President to address the threat before us, but also allows time for Congress to assess the situation in a transparent and accountable way, so that we can continue to make the decisions that are best for all Americans.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Government Rep. Chu Statement on ISIL Vote Published on Thursday, September 18, 2014 | 10:56 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Business News Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img