Hoyer Statement on Devastating Storms in Midwest

For Immediate Release:

May 23, 2011

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Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the tornadoes and storms that have hit Joplin, Missouri:

“My thoughts and condolences are with all those who suffered the effects of Sunday’s devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri, and with all those who lost loved ones. Sunday’s tornado was historically destructive, and I know that its effects will sadly linger in the Joplin community for a long time to come—in damaged property, in painful injuries, and, worst of all, in lives that cannot be replaced. But natural disasters like this one have so often shown those qualities that are best in our communities: the toughness, selflessness, and commitment to our neighbors that help us rebuild. Those qualities are already on display in Joplin, and I know that the community will soon recover and rebuild.”

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