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Begich on Tragic Shooting in Connecticut


First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the victims and their families in Newtown. As the father of a young son just a few years older than the child victims, I can’t imagine the heart-break those parents and families are suffering.

“After multiple tragedies across the country, there is no doubt that we must do more to keep our families and communities safe and that is why I believe we must start with the ever-pressing issue of mental health services in this country.” 

“I have already introduced a bill to improve mental health services on college campuses and will continue to urge my colleagues to recognize that mental health services are a critical component of any conversation about the well-being of our families and the safety of our communities.”

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