Pelosi Statement on Workers Lost in Tragic Oil Rig Explosion

Apr 24, 2010, 15:00 ET from Office of the Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON, April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the workers lost in the tragic oil rig explosion Thursday in the Gulf of Mexico.  Yesterday, the Coast Guard called off the search for the 11 missing workers.    

"The thoughts and prayers of Congress are with the families and loved ones of those lost on the oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Their labors strengthen our nation; their loss is a source of grief to the American family.

"We are grateful for the efforts of the Coast Guard in searching for the missing.

"Federal agencies are hard at work monitoring the situation and ensuring that the spill is contained.  In addition, federal regulators are investigating the causes of the incident to make sure this does not happen again.  We must do all we can to keep our workers safe."


SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House