Lowey Statement on Mass Killings in El Paso and Dayton

August 4, 2019
Press Release

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Today, Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the tragic shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio:

“Prayers from politicians can’t bring back the victims or heal the families in El Paso and Dayton. They deserve action and a commitment to bringing these mass killings to an end.

“The worst five mass shootings in the United States’ history have all occurred since 2016. This country is an anomaly. These massacres aren’t happening in other industrialized nations around the world. I’m furious and outraged that the Senate, led by Mitch McConnell, doesn’t find it necessary to bring common sense gun violence prevention legislation to the Senate floor to help end these senseless killings.

“Make no mistake, racism and hate is being fueled by the President. We cannot let our country continue to devolve into a hub of fear and hatred.”