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Paris attacks: Congressional statements

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"Tonight our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and loved ones following the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris. We mourn alongside the entire country of France in the wake of this inhumane violence. As Americans, we must stand united with the people of France and provide our help and support to our oldest ally in this time of need." - Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)

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"Tonight's terrorist attacks on innocent citizens in Paris are horrific and outrageous. I join Americans everywhere in sending our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the people of France. While this situation is ongoing, the United States stands ready to offer any help to bring those responsible to justice." – Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

"The news coming out of Paris is truly heartbreaking. Our prayers are with you on this tragic day." – Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI 1) via Facebook

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the French people. Tonight's horrific attacks are a tragic reminder that there are those who want to see America, Europe, and our allies across the globe fail. The freedom loving people throughout the world must come together to reject and eliminate terrorism. ?#?PrayForParis" – Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI 2) via Facebook

"Thoughts and prayers for the victims of the attacks in Paris. The people of the United States stand with our friends in France." – Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI 3) via Twitter

"Terrible news coming out of Paris. Thoughts are with the victims and their families in France. #PrayforParis" – Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI 5) via Twitter

"On this dark day, America stands with France and her people are in our prayers." – Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI 7)

"The barbaric terror attacks waged ?against the innocent in Paris are horrific. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the entire nation of France, our ally in the war against terrorism. We stand with France." - Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI 10)

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"This evening, France has become the latest nation to suffer from a coordinated terrorist attack. We stand with the people of Paris and will keep them in our thoughts and prayers. We are reminded that we must remain vigilant against extremism across the world. Justice will be served to those behind these heinous acts." - Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI 8)

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"Tonight my prayers are with the French people and all those who had their lives shattered by today's terror attacks." – Rep. David Trott (R-MI 11) via Facebook

"Our hearts ache for the people of #Paris tonight. In these hours of darkness, and in the days ahead, may they know they do not stand alone." – Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) via Twitter.

"Horrified by the events unfolding in ?#?Paris. America stands strong with France in opposition to terrorism and violence." – Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI 14) via Facebook