Washington, D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) and Ranking Member Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) released the following joint statement regarding today’s shooting at Fort Hood:


"We would like to express our condolences to the soldiers, families, and civilians of the Fort Hood community.  Our nation asks much of the men and women of our military, as well as their families, and we never expect such senseless violence to materialize at their homes.  


"This was a terrible tragedy, and we will do everything we can to support the Fort Hood family."