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McCollum Supports U.S. Military Strikes against ISIS Militants in Iraq

August 8, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – President Obama has authorized targeted military airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to protect American officials in northern Iraq, as well as Kurds, Christians, and Yazidis, a religious minority under siege by ISIS. The President also authorized a humanitarian mission to airdrop food and water for the Yazidis, which began yesterday. This morning, the Pentagon announced that the U.S. Air Force had conducted limited military strikes against ISIS militants in northern Iraq.

 Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN) issued the following statement: 

“President Obama is appropriately exercising his authority to prevent atrocities from being committed against innocent civilians in Iraq,” Congresswoman McCollum said.  “Limited military strikes and emergency humanitarian aid are essential to saving lives and deterring the serious threat posed by ISIS. The men and women of the Armed Forces have my full support as they seek to save civilian lives in Iraq.”

 

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee. 

She is Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.

 

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