U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, today made the following statement after the House passed H.J. Res. 124, a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until December 11th, 2104.
"I'm pleased that my colleagues and I were able to work together to pass this critical piece of legislation to fund the government, preventing another shutdown, and more importantly, authorizing the president to take the initial steps necessary to eliminate ISIL altogether," said Ross. "While I voted in favor of the amendment authorizing President Obama to begin facilitating Syrian rebel combat training, this was not my ideal strategy for how to defeat ISIL. This amendment is a step in the right direction, but the time has come to make the next move. Every day that President Obama does not take bold and aggressive action toward demolishing ISIL, is another day that our national security and American lives are in jeopardy."