Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

Representing the 18th District of TEXAS

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on the Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

Oct 3, 2018
Press Release

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October 2, 2018                                                                                                   202-228-3816

Press Statement

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement on the Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

 

Jackson Lee – “As a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, I will continue to monitor the situation.  The United States Agency for International Development has already deployed critical resources to the affected area, including teams designed to assist in damage assessment, triaging priorities, and coordinating efforts with local officials on the ground in Palu, and in Jakarta.”

 

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary and Homeland Security, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations, and Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia:

 

“I am heartbroken to learn of the widespread, and continuing loss of life and destruction left in the wake of the devastating Indonesia earthquake and the corresponding tsunami, and send my condolences to all affected by this tragedy.  Indeed, the numbers speak to the scale and magnitude of the loss.  To date, over a thousand people have lost their lives and many more are displaced.  As a senior member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, I will continue to monitor the situation.  The United States Agency for International Development has already deployed critical resources to the affected area, including teams designed to assist in damage assessment, triaging priorities, and coordinating efforts with local officials on the ground in Palu, and in Jakarta.  I pray for the souls lost and affected by this tragedy and am certain that as a member of the House of Representatives, the Congress stands ready to help those affected recover, rebuild and reemerge stronger than before then earthquake.”

 

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Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat representing the 18th Congressional District of Texas, is a senior member of the House Committees on Judiciary, Homeland Security and the Budget. She is a Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.