Hoyer Statement on the Devastating Tornado in Oklahoma

For Immediate Release:

May 21, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the devastating tornado in Oklahoma:

“My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives, their families, and all who were injured or lost their homes in yesterday’s devastating tornado.  All Americans are grateful to the first responders who continue to rescue survivors and provide life-saving treatment to victims.  While the tornado may have uprooted homes and schools and businesses, nothing can undermine the indomitable strength of our communities, as we saw yesterday, as they came together in the face of tragedy to comfort one another and reconstruct shattered lives.  I will be working in the days ahead with colleagues in Congress to make sure that state and local officials in Oklahoma have all the resources they need to recover and rebuild.”

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