CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s congressional delegation is weighing in on President Barack Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization before using military force against Syria for using chemical weapons.

Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says Syria’s Assad regime must be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons, but that she doesn’t take the use of military force lightly.

Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she’s glad Obama is seeking congressional support because the nation is stronger when the president has bipartisan congressional support for his actions.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster says she’s pleased Congress will be playing a role in the process and is urging extreme caution before exercising military intervention.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter says Congress should return to Washington immediately to consider this matter.

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