Renee Elmers Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria By Laura Candler • Sep 3, 2013 Lawrence Jackson, whitehouse.gov. Several of North Carolina’s members of Congress have issued statements about U.S. involvement in Syria. The statements follow a chemical weapons attack which the U.S. says was carried out by the Assad regime in Damascus on August 21. More than 1,400 people were reported killed in the attack. Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, as well as several Representatives have made the following statements. We'll update this post with additional statements as they come in.