09.19.19

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Introduces Resolution in Support of Victims of Hurricane Dorian

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced House Resolution 562 - a bipartisan resolution expressing condolences and long-term support for the people of the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

“My heart is with the people of the Bahamas who were devastated by Hurricane Dorian, and I want to thank the first responders and officials who risked their lives to help their neighbors and communities. In the days to come, we must continue to work together to ensure that the families impacted by the storm receive the aid that they need. According to the Red Cross, 45 percent of homes on Grand Bahama and the Abacos island have been destroyed.  

“As we begin to rebuild and recover in the wake of this horrific disaster, I urge my colleagues in Congress, and our allies around the world, to assist the people of the Bahamas in their recovery effort. That is why I am pleased to introduce, with 36 original co-sponsors, this bipartisan resolution for the U.S. Congress to work diligently to help the people of the Bahamas by providing as much support as possible.  

“As Vice-Chair of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Agencies Appropriations Sub-Committee, I am committed to providing humanitarian assistance the people of the Bahamas at a time they most urgently need it.”  

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Original Co-Sponsors:

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Jim McGovern, Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Rep. Frederica Wilson, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Rep. Michael McCaul, Rep. Francis Rooney, Rep. Norma Torres, Rep. Joyce Beatty, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Rep. Albio Sires, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke, Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. T.J. Cox, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, Rep. Marcia Fudge, Rep Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Jerry Nadler, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Terri Sewell, Rep. David Cicilline, Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Donna Shalala, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Danny K. Davis, Rep. Andre Carson, Rep. Nita Lowey, Rep. Daren Soto, Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett, Rep. Hank Johnson.

The full text of the resolution can be found here.