House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn released the following statement today in response to the recent earthquake in Haiti. Americans seeking information about relatives in Haiti should contact the State Department Operations Center at 1-888-407-4747.

“Today I join Americans and the world community in expressing my sadness and concern with the destruction and loss as a result of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Today President Obama declared that our government’s response to this crisis will be ‘swift, coordinated and aggressive.’ My colleagues in Congress and I will do all we can to fulfill the President’s promise to provide the citizens of Haiti the relief they will need in the coming weeks and months. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Haiti as they work to recover from this terrible disaster.”