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AL lawmakers react to Boston Marathon bombing

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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, lawmakers from across Alabama are sending their prayers to the victims and their families and calling for justice.

Governor Robert Bentley sent out a tweet saying, "We are praying for everyone affected by the tragedy that has taken place in Boston."

On Monday, the US House of Representatives held a moment of silence.

Representative (AL-6) Spencer Bachus released a statement saying,

The House of Representatives held a moment of prayer tonight for the victims of this senseless bombing at a sporting event that brings such joy to its participants and to the family members and spectators who line the streets of Boston to watch the race. There is much that we do not know this evening, but we know that the person or persons who carried out this terrible act must be held fully accountable under the law.  As Americans, we come together at times like this to show our support for those who have suffered personal losses and to demonstrate our resolve as a society against actions designed to spread fear and the innocent.

The US Senate also held a moment of silence Monday.

Senator (R-AL) Jeff Sessions released a statement saying,

Our nation mourns for the dead and prays for the victims and their families.  We must do everything in our power to support the city of Boston in her hour of need and to track down and punish every last person responsible for this attack upon our country.

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