Congratulations to our federal government for actually managing to agree that the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and its resulting tsunami that hit Japan today is a bad thing.
I wasn't a hundred percent sure that they would manage to pull that off…
Members of Congress are joining President Obama in pledging U.S. support to aid Japan following the devastating earthquake that has now triggered tsunami warnings in Hawaii.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., said "we will spare no effort now" as people in Japan sort through the devastation from the 8.9 magnitude quake. Kerry said it is in keeping with U.S. policy, just as Americans helped those in Burma, Indonesia and the Philippines after deadly natural disasters.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the "heartfelt condolences of the whole House go out to the families of those who lost their lives in today's tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan, one of America's closest friends and allies."
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Tags: Barack Obama, House of Representatives, Japan, John Boehner, John Kerry, Natural Disasters, Senate