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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Representing the 5th District of MISSOURI

Congressman Cleaver Releases Statement on the Tragic Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Oct 2, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II released the following statement in regards to the mass shooting that took place last night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“This latest incomprehensible act of mass murder has once again shaken this country to its core. My thoughts go out to the families, friends, and, most importantly, the victims of this abominable attack. Today, we all grieve with Las Vegas. I want to convey sincere gratitude for all the Americans who stepped up in the face of this tragedy – from law enforcement, to the emergency responders, to the citizens volunteering their help and services.”

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II Missouri’s Fifth District

Emanuel Cleaver, II is the U.S. Representative for Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Kansas City, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, Grandview, Sugar Creek, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, North Kansas City, Gladstone, Claycomo, and all of Ray, Lafayette, and Saline Counties. He is a member of the exclusive House Financial Services Committee, the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, and also a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. For more information, please contact Heather Frierson at 816-842-4545 or