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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber issued a statement today after the president's announcement that he will seek congressional authorization for limited military strike in response to the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria.

The following statement reads:

"I am pleased that the president is seeking consultation and approval from Congress on this important decision of our nation.

This use of chemical weapons is a terrible assault against innocent men, women and than 400 children. The United States and the nations of the world must condemn such a heinous crime against humanity.

I look forward to the debate in Congress regarding the president's decision and to receiving additional information regarding the U.S. government's findings and proposed military action against Syria. Before I vote on this issue, I want to hear the administration's complete rationale for action and the potential impact on other nations and our allies in the region. Congress must consider both the proposed response and the potential consequences of military action."

Congressman Representative Raul Grijalva issued a small statement on twitter, stating "Attacking Syria is the wrong course of action. We need prevention right now, not punishment."

You can read further details on Rep. Raul Grijalva's reaction here ---> http://bit.ly/17bcyo6

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