Tragedy in Tucson, Arizona

Hoyer Statement on Resolution Honoring Congresswoman Giffords and Victims of the Tragic Shooting in Arizona

January 12, 2011
This week, we pause the work of this House to mourn the lost lives of six of our fellow citizens—one born on that day of tragedy and carnage when thousands were slain in an equally indiscriminate, heinous act of hate—citizens shot dead on Saturday in Tucson, Arizona in pursuit of their 'right to peaceably assemble.' We come, as well, to honor those who risked their lives to save others; to pray for the lives of the wounded; and to pray for our colleague and friend, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

President Obama Calls for Moment of Silence for Victims of Shooting in Tucson, Arizona

Press Release: Sunday, Jan 9, 2011

Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. eastern standard time, I call on Americans to observe a moment of silence to honor the innocent victims of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, including those still fighting for their lives. It will be a time for us to come together as a nation in prayer or reflection, keeping the victims and their families closely at heart.

Hoyer Statement on House Floor Schedule

Press Release: Sunday, Jan 9, 2011

We do not anticipate any recorded votes in the House this week. We all continue to keep Congresswoman Giffords, her family, her staff, and the families of the other victims in our prayers.

Hoyer Statement on Shooting Involving Congresswoman Giffords
Press Release: Saturday, Jan 8, 2011
My prayers are with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her family, her staff, and all the victims of today’s shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Congresswoman Giffords is a devoted and insightful public servant, and a passionate advocate for her constituents—but more than that, she is my dear friend.

A STATEMENT FROM U.S. REPRESENTATIVE GABRIELLE GIFFORDS’ CHIEF OF STAFF, PIA CARUSONE:
Statement: Saturday, Jan 8, 2011
An unthinkable tragedy occurred at our Congress On Your Corner event today in Tucson. Our community has lost beloved friends and colleagues, and many more are injured. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of them and to those who are suffering the loss of treasured friends and family members.

Congresswoman Giffords is dedicated to serving the people of Southern Arizona. It was in this spirit that our office organized today's event. We will make further statements as details become available. We offer thanks to the law enforcement, first responders, and medical personnel who work to save lives and mend the injured.


Hoyer Statement on House Floor Schedule
Press Release: Saturday, Jan 8, 2011
The Republican leadership has announced, in consultation with Democratic leadership, that there will be no legislative action in the House next week that does not relate to today's tragic event in Arizona. Consideration of Health Care Repeal legislation has been postponed to a later time. We are all keeping the victims and their families in our prayers.