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WHSV - Goodlatte Discusses Possible Actions Against Syria

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Location: Harrisonburg, VA

By: Anna-Lysa Gale

In a 10-7 vote Wednesday, a Senate resolution would permit President Obama to order a limited military mission against Syria, as long as it doesn't exceed 90 days and involves no American troops on the ground.

A lot of passionate protests nationally have people both for and against action in Syria.

Meanwhile, Syrian refugees pile into camps to escape the violence.

Congressman Bob Goodlatte was at an event put on by the National Federation of Independent Business to talk about his plans for the embattled country.

He took a tour of Eddie Edwards Signs, a small business here in the valley.

Goodlatte also participated in a discussion about their concerns.

One of his concerns next week will be his stance on a possible military strike on Syria.

He has some skepticism and lots of questions.

"Congress, and I in particularly, and many other members of Congress have lots of questions that are not answered about will be the ramifications of this. How will this work out? How will we extract ourselves? Will we be able to stop them from using chemical weapons in the future by a limited action that we might take?" said Goodlatte.

Goodlatte said although he's skeptical about a military strike, he will not make a decision for or against it until he hears from all sides, including President Obama next week.

He said so far many of his constituents are against a military strike in Syria.

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