U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding the explosion in West, Texas.
Chairman McCaul: "My prayers are with the people of West, Texas as they cope with the catastrophic damage caused by last night's explosion. The images are heartbreaking. Reports of volunteer firefighters and other first responders running into the danger to rescue their neighbors is the face of resilience and courage in our state's tight-knit communities. Today I spoke with Col. McCraw at DPS and assured him they will have any and all federal resources they need. And I received assurances from Secretary Napolitano who testified before my committee this morning that FEMA stands ready to assist with any unmet needs."