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Pelosi Statement on Building Collapse in Surfside, Florida

Contact: Speaker’s Press Office,


Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the tragic building collapse in Surfside, Florida, which has killed at least four people with 159 missing:

“America’s heart is broken by the unfathomable and ongoing tragedy in Surfside, Florida.  We pray for the four people who have lost their lives, and we pray for the 159 people still missing, a toll of staggering scale, and for their families.

“The entire nation salutes and is praying for the first responders searching for survivors and keeping hope alive, at extraordinary personal risk.  They represent the best of America, with their courage, selflessness and sheer heroism.

“Congress joins the Biden Administration in pledging our support to the Surfside community during this devastating time.  And we join with all Americans in grieving alongside all affected.”

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