Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement:

"The entire House Republican Conference is heartbroken by the tragic passing of our colleague and friend, Jackie Walorski, and her two staffers Zachery Potts and Emma Thomson.

"Jackie was deeply beloved by all her colleagues. A woman of deep faith, Jackie led with a true servant’s heart, and she and her staff always represented her constituents and district with dedication, principles, hard work, and endless compassion. To say she will be missed does not fully embody the void that will be felt by her absence. 

"We pray for the family, friends, colleagues, constituents, and the communities of Jackie, Zachery, and Emma at this incredibly difficult time."