Center for American Progress

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting in Alexandria, Virginia
Press Statement

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on Congressional Baseball Practice Shooting in Alexandria, Virginia

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today following the shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

The shooting at a congressional baseball practice was yet another senseless act of gun violence—an act that is far too common in our country, and one that we must address as a nation. All of us at the Center for American Progress send hope for a speedy recovery for those affected by this horrific incident, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), U.S. Capitol police officers, and congressional staff. We also extend our deepest gratitude to the U.S. Capitol Police and first responders, whose bravery and quick thinking was on full display today.

For more information, contact Allison Preiss at apreiss@americanprogress.org or 202.478.6331.