January 17, 2009
Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) released the following statement on the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Haitian people as they deal with the aftermath of this devastating natural disaster. I repeat President Obama’s message to the Haitian people: ‘You will not be forsaken. You will not be forgotten.’ Our courageous men and women in uniform and countless aid workers have already mobilized to respond to this horrific disaster. The United States, in cooperation with the United Nations and other international aid groups, is committed to assisting the Haitian people as they rebuild their nation. In this hour of need, the American people have stepped forward to donate unprecedented amounts of funds to alleviate the suffering in Haiti.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is serving her eighth term in Congress representing most of the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County. She is the Chair of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. She also serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. She Chairs the House Administration Subcommittee on Elections and serves on the House Homeland Security Committee. Congresswoman Lofgren is Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation consisting of 34 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.