Posted by Judy Morris
Rep. Massie to Introduce Bill Blocking Syria Rebel Military Aid
House sources tell RPI that Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) is preparing to introduce legislation to forbid the president from providing military assistance to any of the combatant groups in the current Syrian conflict. Absent a Congressional declaration of war, the legislation asserts, the president may not expend money appropriated by Congress for the purposes of arming any side in Syria.
While not explicitly prohibiting provision of so-called “humanitarian assistance,” which often includes such conflict-related materials as night-vision goggles and targeting communications equipment, the bill, if passed, would nevertheless seriously impede the president’s stated policy shift in favor of arming the Syrian rebels.
Read the rest at the Ron Paul Institute, here.