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Statement on President's Speech on ISIL

WASHINGTON – Tonight, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) issued the following statement on President Obama’s plan to confront the terrorist group ISIL:

“I support President Obama’s decision to expand the current airstrike campaign into Syria, and to work with an international coalition to degrade ISIL and reduce the threat they pose to that region and our interests. I also support the President’s request that Congress provide resources to arm and train moderate Syrian forces. However, I remain strongly opposed to the use of any combat troops on the ground in Syria and Iraq.”