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Chairman Menendez Statement on the Tragedy in the Philippines Caused by Typhoon Haiyan

NEWARK, NJ – U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the statement below regarding the tragedy in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

"Today our hearts go out to the Filipino people. The images of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan coming out of the Philippines are truly heartbreaking. The Filipino people have my sympathy and support as they deal with the effects of a storm that has, by last accounts, killed at least 1,200 people. The United States can and must do everything in our power to assist our friend and ally in dealing with the devastating consequences of this storm, and to help meet the needs of the Filipino people in addressing this disaster."