Rep. Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerOvernight Finance: House GOP grills IRS chief on impeachment | Bipartisan anger over Iran payment | Fed holds rates steady but hints at coming hike Panel votes to extend nuclear power tax credit DEA decision against reclassifying marijuana ignores public opinion MORE (D-Ore.) on Tuesday barely held back tears during a moment of silence for the Oregon high school shooting victims.
Blumenauer, who represents the district where the shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Ore., occurred, said he had visited the school recently.
One student was killed and a teacher wounded. Police said that the gunman likely shot and killed himself.
"In a scene that is achingly familiar, this morning at Reynolds a shooting occurred," Blumenauer said.
Blumenauer's stifled sobs could be heard during the moment of silence.
Earlier Tuesday, the House passed a resolution to condemn the May 23 shooting in Isla Vista, Calif.
Several lawmakers noted that the House had observed many moments of silence in support of mass shooting victims recently.
Video of Blumenauer's remarks can be viewed here.