WASHINGTON, DC – A resolution introduced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) pledging support for the Filipino people following the tragedy caused by Typhoon Haiyan passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today.
Joining Menendez and Schatz in introducing Senate Resolution 292 were Senators Durbin (D-IL), Cardin (D-MD), Rubio (R-FL), Hirono (D-HI), Udall (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Begich (D-AK), McCain (R-AZ), and Booker (D-NJ).
Senators expressed their commitment to help our ally the Philippines reconstruct and rebuild, as well as provide humanitarian relief following the devastating typhoon. They also commended the Filipino American community for their continued hard work and effort to provide assistance to the affected communities throughout the Philippines.
“Our hearts go out to the Filipino people who are enduring tremendous tragedy and today we stand with the Philippines during this trying time,” Menendez said. “We must deploy the many tools at our government’s disposal to provide immediate humanitarian assistance and relief to the typhoon-affect populations. The Filipino American community in New Jersey that I proudly represent is being challenged like never before and we will work together to assist those who are suffering. We stood together when Superstorm Sandy caused havoc in New Jersey, and we will stay united and work hand-in-hand as the Philippines rebuilds after Typhoon Haiyan.”