WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday evening, Congressman James Comer (KY-1) and Kentucky’s federal delegation in the U.S. House honored the victims of horrific tornadoes that swept through Kentucky in recent days.

Following his remarks, Comer led the full House of Representatives in a moment of silence to pay tribute to the lives lost.

You can view his full remarks here.

Congressman Comer represents the region of Kentucky most impacted by Friday evening’s storms.

Congressman Comer’s Full Remarks:

“Madam Speaker,

On behalf of all the citizens of West Kentucky, I want to thank everyone in America for the outpouring of support, the prayers, the financial support, the people who took off and traveled to West Kentucky to help remove debris and save people…

The devastation there is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. And in talking to the media that’s all in Mayfield, Kentucky right now as we speak, it’s the worst damage they’ve ever seen from a tornado.

But the people in West Kentucky are resilient. They have so much pride in their communities. Neighbor has helped neighbor, and that will continue.

I ask, Madam Speaker, for a moment of silence on the House floor to remember the 74 citizens of Kentucky who perished in the terrible series of tornadoes that swept through our state this weekend.”