Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
January 16, 2019
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the deadly attack in Syria that killed four Americans:

“The deadly attack in Syria was a horrific reminder that the battle against ISIS continues.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the four fallen Americans.  Syria remains destabilized, and a sudden and uncoordinated American withdrawal will only make the situation on the ground more dangerous.  I will be working with my colleagues to understand how this incident occurred and whether the President’s announced withdrawal had any impact on the safety of our forces there.”