This afternoon the House observed a moment of silence on the tragic shooting at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas:
The shooting at Fort Hood is an unspeakable tragedy for the families, soldiers, civilians, and support staff on the base. Our brave men and women in uniform train day in and day out to preserve our security. They should never have to face the forces of violence here at home.
The entire United States Congress stands with the members of our military every day. We offer our prayers and condolences to the victims of this horrible attack and to their families.