Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pearce Co-Sponsors Resolution To Not Fund Attack on Syria

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, who is on record as opposing military action against Syria, is co-sponsoring a House resolution that says "No funds available to any United States Government department or agency may be used for the use of force in, or directed at, Syria by the United States Armed Forces unless a subsequent Act of Congress specifically authorizes such use of force or there is an attack or imminent attack on the United States, its territories or possessions, or the United States Armed Forces."

The resolution's chief sponsor is Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas.

In an email this afternoon, Pearce, who supported the war in Iraq, said eough is enough.

“American soldiers and their families have sacrificed enough,” he said  “American taxpayers have given enough.  The rest of the world needs to step up — America cannot fight every battle.  My office has heard from over a thousand New Mexicans, overwhelmingly opposed to any U.S. military action in Syria."

Pearce, the lone Republican in the state's congressional delegation,  represents the southern 2nd Congressional District, said,