Press Release ● Defense and National Securityfacebooktwitterbirdemail
For Immediate Release: 
September 23, 2014
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the United States, along with Arab allies, launched airstrikes on ISIL targets in Syria:

“Last night, President Obama acted on his declaration that America will work with our regional partners to degrade and destroy ISIL.  These airstrikes are being undertaken alongside our allies as part of a growing international coalition that recognizes that ISIL is a threat to a peaceful and stable future for the region.  We will not allow ISIL to continue to sow regional instability and place our military and civilian personnel at risk.  My thoughts and prayers continue to be with our Armed Forces personnel as they carry out this important mission.”