Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1677, the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act:

“Bashar al-Assad is a murderer of his own people and must be punished. These sanctions are substantive—they pressure those who would trade weapons with the Syrian government and those who violate human rights. Congress stands united across party lines to take action against the Assad regime.”