Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1) released the following statement today following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
"There are no words to describe the horror in Newton, Connecticut this morning. Schools should be a haven for children and families. No family should have to suffer the indescribable pain of losing a loved one--especially a young child--to such a terrible act of violence. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Newton and to our entire national community who mourn along with them. We must begin a conversation now about how we can take concrete steps to end gun violence."