WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement today after the Paris terrorist attacks that resulted in hundreds of innocent people killed and injured:

“Today I join millions of Americans and people worldwide in mourning the tragic loss of innocent life in Paris last night. The disgusting display of brutality and carnage perpetrated against civilians is an affront to our collective humanity.

“The terrorists have broken the hearts of too many families but they will not break the resolve of the United States, France and our allies in combating terrorism and defending our shared values and way of life.

“The United States stands firmly by our oldest ally, France during this dark day in history, and I offer my sincere condolences and strong support to President Hollande and Ambassador Araud, with whom I have worked closely over the last year.

“As information continues to pour in, as a Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, I will be focused on what increased role Congress can play in supporting President Obama and our allies in stopping ISIS and terrorist networks worldwide and making the long term investments necessary to disrupt terrorism and extreme violence.”