POLITICS

John Boehner Tells White House To Consult Congress On Syria

UNITED STATES - July 25 : Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH., during his weekly on-camera press briefing with the press
UNITED STATES - July 25 : Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH., during his weekly on-camera press briefing with the press in the U.S. Capitol on July 25, 2013. (Photo By Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call)

WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told the White House on Monday that it must consult with Congress before any response to the Syrian government's apparent use of chemical weapons.

"The speaker made clear that before any action is taken, there must be meaningful consultation with members of Congress, as well as clearly defined objectives and a broader strategy to achieve stability," Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement. (Reporting by Mark Felsenthal; Editing by Sandra Maler)

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Speakers Of The House (1920-Present)