Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Shooting in Midland and Odessa, Texas

August 31, 2019
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the horrific mass shooting in the Midland and Odessa communities in Texas, which killed at least five people and injured dozens more:

“America’s heart is broken by the senseless and horrific mass shooting tonight in Texas.  The prayers of the nation are with the friends and families of the victims and the entire Midland and Odessa communities, and our deepest gratitude goes out to the first responders, who are bringing help and healing during this tragic time.

“Enough is enough.  Every day, the epidemic of gun violence inflicts a devastating toll in communities in every corner of our country, forcing far too many to endure heartbreak and tragedy.  The Republican Senate must end its obstruction and finally pass the commonsense, bipartisan, House-passed gun violence prevention legislation that the country is demanding.

“Tonight and in the days to come, all Americans stand with the Midland and Odessa communities.  May it be a comfort to those grieving the loss of their loved ones that so many mourn with and pray for them at this difficult time.”