- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan support the Trump administration’s decision to launch airstrikes in Syria in response to President Bashar Assad’s assault on his own people.

Shaheen, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, said Friday that President Donald Trump must explain his strategy to bring the broader Syrian conflict to a close. She signed onto a bill Friday that would require the secretary of state to “report on war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Syria.”

Hassan said the president must consult with Congress and “engage our international allies before further escalating the U.S. military’s engagement” in Syria.

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter called the strike “measured” but that it should be followed by an “accompanying diplomatic and humanitarian strategy.”

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