Washington D.C. – Ranking Member Eliot Engel, the senior Democratic member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following readout on a White House call regarding Syria.

"I thank the Administration for this latest briefing on the events regarding Syria. The President's national security team said that he is still weighing his options and will continue to consult with Congress. The White House made very clear that it is beyond a doubt that chemical weapons were used, and used intentionally by the Assad regime. I agree with the President that the use of these weapons not only violates international norms, but is a national security threat to the United States. The President's team agrees that this type of action cannot go without consequences."