WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement after the attack on members of Congress, staff, and U.S. Capitol Police this morning:
“I am horrified by this morning’s evil, cowardly attack and am keeping all those impacted in my prayers. The heroism of the U.S. Capitol Police and first responders undoubtedly saved lives. We are forever grateful for their bravery.
“Whip Steve Scalise is a friend, a good man, a valued member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and a true fighter. We pray for his quick and complete recovery, along with the others who are injured.”
The Energy and Commerce Committee has postponed hearings in the Subcommittees on Health and Energy that were originally scheduled for today.