Washington D.C. – Ranking Member Eliot Engel, the senior Democratic member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding a consultation he had today with Secretary of State Kerry on Syria.

"Secretary Kerry called me earlier this evening to consult on the recent events in Syria. I am pleased that the Administration is consulting with Congress on this important foreign policy issue. In our conversation, I expressed my view that we should respond to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons in an appropriate manner, that we should do so quickly, and in concert with our allies.”