(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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                         BOSTON MARATHON ATTACK

  (Ms. CHU asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Ms. CHU. Imagine what the front page of The Boston Globe should have 
looked like yesterday: marathon winners jubilantly accepting medals; 
throngs of people triumphantly crossing the finish line; bystanders 
passing out Gatorade; families and friends cheering on loved ones. 
Instead, the front page depicted a war zone.
  This vicious, senseless attack left nearly 200 people injured, some 
critically, and three dead. My heart breaks for everyone affected, and 
justice must be served.
  But even this dark act couldn't blot out the examples of love, 
compassion, and selflessness on display. Volunteers and officers raced 
to aid blast victims. Marathon runners continued running--straight to 
the nearest hospital to donate blood. And thousands of people opened 
their homes to athletes who had nowhere else to go.
  These are the stories that define us as a Nation. This is the spirit 
that no terrorist attack will break.