WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the devastating wildfires in Northern California:
“I am horrified by the images of destruction in California and by the terrible loss of life. I pray for the families that have lost loved ones, lost their homes, and lost their livelihoods. The entire nation stands with those affected as they recover and work to rebuild.
“I also join in thanking the first responders and the courageous firefighters who are working hard to contain and extinguish these wildfires. As a Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, I will continue to advocate for greater resources for fire departments across the country. In times like these, we depend on our fire service heroes to protect life and property, and we must keep faith with them as they risk their own lives in service to our communities.”