The House of Representatives Wednesday voted to arm and train Syrian rebels. It was a vote that crossed party lines. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has reaction from a few area representatives.
The vote comes as part of a focus on defeating the so-called “Islamic State.” The House vote was 273-156 in support of arming and training Syrian rebels, though the measure does not include funding. President Obama thanked members during Wednesday’s Congressional Picnic at the White House.