WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement expressing condolences for the victims of the earthquake in Chile this past weekend:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this weekend’s earthquake, especially my constituents still wondering about the fate of loved ones currently in Chile. I am thankful more damage was not done to American shores, and I urge the American people to join together in supporting victims in Chile just as so many have generously done for victims in Haiti.”