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Dr. Bucshon Applauds Governor’s Call to Suspend Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Indiana

November 16, 2015
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. released the following statement commending Governor Mike Pence’s decision to suspend the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Indiana:

“We are a welcoming, humanitarian nation and state; however, in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris – and the threats we face around the world – it’s critical that we prioritize the safety of the American people. Therefore, I support Governor Pence’s decision to suspend Syrian refugee resettlement in Indiana and believe the same step should be taken by the federal government until a thorough, effective, and verifiable vetting process is in place.”

Today, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul called for President Obama to temporarily suspend admission of Syrian refugees into the United States stating, “We lack the on-the-ground intelligence necessary to thoroughly vet Syrian refugees.” His letter can be read in full here.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.