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ICYMI: Congressman Van Taylor Recognizes Tornado Recovery Volunteers on House Floor

Thanks North Texas Tornado Recovery Volunteers

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Washington, October 30, 2019 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 570-0927) | comments
Today, U.S. Congressman Van Taylor recognized the efforts of volunteers who are helping families across North Texas recover from last week’s tornadoes.
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WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) recognized the efforts of volunteers who are helping families across North Texas recover from last week’s tornadoes.

While speaking in the House Chamber, Rep. Taylor said, “Communities with solid foundations do more than just rebuild homes, businesses, and schools, but also help relieve heartache that follows catastrophic loss." He continued, "City leaders including those in Richardson and Dallas have banded together to show support and provide valuable resources, proving one more, we are always stronger together.”

Watch Congressman Taylor's full remarks and read his full statement below.

Transcript of Congressional Record:

"Madam Speaker,

I ask unanimous consent to address the House for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks.

I rise today to recognize the efforts of countless volunteers and public servants across North Texas who help ease the burden of last week’s tornadoes. When natural disaster strikes families suffer. It takes a strong community to bring hope out of the wreckage.

Communities with solid foundations do more than just rebuild homes, businesses, and schools, but also help relieve heartache that follows catastrophic loss.

Countless faith-based and non-profit organizations, including the Network of Community Ministries, American Red Cross of North Texas, and Texas Baptist Men have risen to meet the needs of our community. Alongside partners such as Atmos Energy and Oncor Electric, they have started the arduous process of helping rebuild our communities.

Likewise, city leaders including those in Richardson and Dallas have banded together to show support and provide valuable resources proving once more, we are always stronger together.

I ask my colleagues in the House of Representatives to join me in thanking volunteers and leaders throughout our region, not only for helping to bring relief to those who have been displaced from their homes and schools, but also for providing hope.

I yield back."


A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. On November 6, 2018, Van Taylor was elected to represent Texas’ 3rd Congressional District in the United States Congress.
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