Congressman Jim Himes, whose district includes most of Shelton, said he is \u201cpleased that the president will seek Congressional approval for any United States military action in Syria, as I believe is required by law. I urge the speaker to call Congress into session immediately to consider the president's request.\u201d President Barack Obama announced on Saturday that he will seek the authorization of Congress for any military force in Syria in response to the Assad regime\u2019s suspected use of chemical weapons in the civil war in that Middle East country. The votes by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate are not expected to take place until Congress returns from its extended Labor Day break. \u201cWe must be very clear on the specific objectives and possible consequences of any military action we may pursue,\u201d Himes said. \u201c The Syrian civil war is complex and unpredictable, with meaningful risk of regional expansion.\u201d Himes, a third-term Democrat, said he expects to attend a classified briefing for members of Congress on the Syrian situation and also will gather input from my constituents in the days that follow. \u201cI will closely consider that input as well as evidence and proposed actions with great care before casting my vote,\u201d he said. Shelton is in two congressional districts The city of Shelton is divided between two congressional districts. Congressman Jim Himes lives in Greenwich and was first elected to Congress in 2008. He represents the Fourth District, which includes most of Fairfield County. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro lives in New Haven and was first elected to Congress in 1990. She represents the Third District, which is centered in New Haven County.