Thoughts and prayers

Jun 18, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with my colleague, Congressman Steve Scalise, and the others wounded in the horrific shooting at the Congressional Baseball Game practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Our deepest gratitude goes to the brave men and women of the Capitol Police, who were heroes that day, as they are every day.

Despite the shooting, Chairman Tim Walberg and I decided that it was important to continue forward with the business of Congress and held a previously scheduled Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee hearing. One of the wounded, Matt Mika, was a former member of Chairman Walberg’s staff.  

Our remarks on the shooting incident are here at the opening of the hearing.