US Senate Honors Oakland Fire Victims and First Responders

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Congresswoman Lee, Senator Feinstein & Senator Boxer Release Statement on Passage of Senate Resolution Honoring Victims of Oakland Fire 

Washington, DC – On Saturday, December 10th, the United States Senate passed S. Res 637, a resolution honoring the individuals who lost their lives in the tragic fire in Oakland, California on December 2nd, 2016. The resolution also commended the brave first responders who worked tirelessly under difficult conditions to bring comfort to the families of the victims. Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland and California Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer released the following statement:

“I want to thank the Senate for passing this resolution in memory of the victims of this tragic fire,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland). “My deepest condolences and prayers remain with the victims’ families and their loved ones during this anguishing time. As we begin the difficult healing process, it is gratifying to know that our city has the support of communities around the country.” 

“The American people stand with Oakland as the city mourns the victims of the horrific warehouse fire. The resolution honors their memory and recognizes the heroic efforts of our first responders to save lives and heal the community,” said Senator Feinstein. 

“I stand with the loved ones of all the victims and the people of Oakland in the aftermath of this horrific tragedy,” Senator Boxer said. “Our grief must be followed by action to ensure that something like this never happens again.”