Today, U.S.  Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on President Obama’s announcement on Syria this afternoon: 

“The Administration’s Syria policy has been incoherent, and there are many unanswered questions, so I welcome the President’s decision to seek congressional authorization for any use of military force and look forward to a vigorous debate on this critical issue.  Any proposed U.S. military response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons demands thorough and deliberate consideration. 

“The President will need to make his case to the American public and Congress.”