APA Members of Congress Respond to Paris Attacks


WASHINGTON — Statements from members of Congress in response to the terrorist attacks on Friday in France include the following:

Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena): “I’m very saddened by the loss of El Monte’s Nohemi Gonzalez among the 120+ others whose lives were cut short by the heartbreaking ‪Paris attacks.”

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Santa Clara): “We stand in solidarity with Parisians after their city was rocked by unconscionable violence. Together, we will mourn the many innocent lives lost, support friends and families, and remain united against those whom seek to terrorize our society. As we learn more about the details of these attacks, we will stand with the people of France during these incredibly difficult times.”

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles): “My thoughts and prayers — and those of my entire staff — are with those affected by the terrible violence unfolding in Paris tonight.”

Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside): “Tonight we stand with the people of France. We mourn for the families who lost loved ones, and we stand united as one against this unspeakable evil.”

Rep. Ami Bera (D-Sacramento): “My thoughts are with the people of France this evening. Terrorism will never prevail.”

Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Sacramento): “The attacks were an outrageous act on innocent people. We stand united in the fight against terrorism.”

Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.): “Horrific attack in Paris. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, families and all who are impacted. We stand with France.”

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii): “Our hearts go out to the victims of today’s attacks in Paris, their families, and community. If you have family or friends in the area who are unreachable, the State Department says U.S. citizens can contact 1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S.) or 202-501-4444 (from other countries) for assistance. The U.S. Embassy in Paris is working to account for American citizens in the city.”

In Hawaii, Gov. David Ige said, “I know the people of Hawaii join me in sending our aloha to the people of France as they respond to this senseless act of violence.” He also reported, “The seven University of Hawaii at Manoa students on a study abroad trip near Paris are safe and accounted for and their families have been contacted.”



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