Statement on President's Afghanistan Speech
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren
(D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama
speech outline his administration’s plans for the conflict in
December 1, 2009
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to President Obama speech outline his administration’s plans for the conflict in Afghanistan.
While I appreciate the President’s remarks, my overriding concern remains the stability of the region and that of Afghanistan’s nuclear armed neighbor Pakistan. I’m awaiting more in-depth briefings by senior administration officials, which will hopefully address the questions I have concerning the stability of the region. Despite tremendous sacrifice by our troops in the field and American taxpayers at home, Pakistan’s stability and the spread of chaos through the region remains of paramount concern.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is serving her eighth term in Congress representing most of the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. She is the Chair of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. She also serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. She Chairs the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. Congresswoman Lofgren is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation consisting of 34 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.