Crowley, Donovan Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Support People of Ecuador Following Devastating Earthquake

Apr 19, 2016 Issues: Foreign Affairs

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Reps. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, and Dan Donovan (R-NY) announced the introduction of a resolution (H.Res. 689) in support of the people of Ecuador following the devastating earthquake that struck the country over the weekend, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands. Today, it was announced that Ecuador has requested U.S. assistance in the wake of the earthquake.

“I continue to pray for the people of Ecuador and all those affected by this horrible tragedy. The loss of life in Ecuador is tragic for the country, as well as for the Ecuadorian-American community here in the U.S.,” said Crowley. “The road to recovery will be long and difficult for the people of Ecuador, and I’m pleased that the U.S. government had pledged assistance. Our resolution is a signal to the people of Ecuador that the U.S. Congress also stands with them in the wake of this tragedy.”

“New Yorkers have experienced the tragic destruction of a natural disaster first-hand, and we stand with Ecuador in their time of need. Thank you to Congressman Crowley for his work on this resolution. Of course, our offices are here to assist constituents trying to reach loved ones in Ecuador,” said Donovan.

The text of the resolution can be found here.