Recent Press Releases and News

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today (9/11) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s address to the nation on ISIL:

“On the 13th anniversary of attacks on the homeland, our thoughts and prayers turn to the families and loved ones who lost their lives and were injured that day. In their names, we fight to rid the globe of ISIL and all terrorists.

“They must be destroyed, and I support the military action necessary to do so. I also back additional authority to support Iraqi security forces and Syrian opposition on the ground. As a Member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I will be closely scrutinizing the steps we take; they must be long-term and comprehensive.

“Let’s be crystal clear about the President’s ISIL address: a speech does not equal strategy and action, and critical questions remain. Will the efforts to train Iraqi Security Forces and the Syrian opposition be sufficient to counter increasing numbers of terrorist acts? Will his outline fully stamp out the scourge of ISIL that we see today and prevent further threats tomorrow?

“The terrorism we are witnessing in the Middle East and Northern Africa poses a grave threat to our allies and friends there, in other parts of the world, as well as to the United States homeland. The action we take must match this threat.

“Failing to do so will only embolden ISIL and future organizations that wish to do us harm. I stand ready to work together with the President and all my colleagues to win this fight. There is no room for anything less that rooting out the evil of terrorism, once and for all.”

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Ander Crenshaw, member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today (9/10) issued the following statement ahead of the President’s planned address to the nation on ISIS:

“The eve of the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, serves as a poignant reminder that a long-term, comprehensive strategy is necessary to eliminate ISIS’s threat to the United States, our interests, and our allies.

“There is no end in sight to the growing terrorism and heinous murders that the United States and the world have witnessed from ISIS. As President Obama prepares to lay out his plan to address this increasing threat, I am hoping he calls for a decisive and clear roadmap to destroy it. Anything less will embolden ISIS and future organizations that threaten us.”

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Recent Speeches and Statements

Congressman Ander Crenshaw commended the heroism of the late WWII Veteran Clyde L. Hillhouse in a floor speech and urged colleagues to pass legislation naming the White Springs, Florida Post Office in his honor.
Congressman Crenshaw addresses his House colleagues on on November 7, 2009 with concerns over how health care reform will impact the nation's military.

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