Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement on the passage of H.Res. 833, a resolution condemning Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and expressing support and prayers for all those impacted by this tragedy:
“By passing this resolution tonight, Congress sends a message to the people of Newtown: you are not alone. The American people are mourning with you; we are standing beside you in this darkest of hours. And, in the days, weeks, and months ahead, we will begin the healing process with you. We remember the twenty children whose lives were tragically cut far too short. We honor the heroes at Sandy Hook Elementary who acted to save students' lives; and we recognize the first responders who reacted so swiftly.
“No words can ease the suffering of those families who have lost loved ones. But I hope they find comfort in seeing the support of Americans across the country, and that their burden is lessened as we share their grief.”