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Progressive Caucus: Congress Must Weigh In On Action Against ISIL

WASHINGTON—Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with CPC Peace and Security Task Force Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), released the following statement tonight after President Obama laid out his strategy to isolate and degrade the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a speech to the nation.

“Congress must weigh in when it comes to confronting ISIL through military action. The voices of the American people must be heard during a full and robust debate in Congress on the use of military force. Speaker Boehner should put legislation authorizing military action on the floor of the House of Representatives before Congress leaves for the upcoming district work period.”