Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda:
“We continue to learn more on the true extent of the damage done by Super Typhoon Haiyan, but there is little question that the storm brought devastation to thousands of lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the survivors working to pull their communities back together.
“The United States will do all we can to help those in need – both in these critical early days and in the rebuilding that will come. Under the direction of President Obama, USAID and the Department of Defense are already taking a leading role in delivering disaster relief supplies to the affected areas. Super Typhoon Haiyan was strong, but the people of the Philippines will prove themselves stronger.”