Watch the House pay tribute to victims of Southeastern tornadoes

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives took a moment on Monday night to pay tribute to the victims of the tornadoes that ravaged portions of south Georgia and Mississippi over the weekend.

Members of Georgia’s congressional delegation led a moment of silence on the House floor to honor the 19 people who were killed and countless others who lost their homes in the two states.

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The tribute came as Gov. Nathan Deal announced plans to request federal assistance to help cover the storms’ damage. More than 18,000 people remain without electricity and 16 counties are under a state of emergency.

We hear Johnny Isakson and David Perdue will lead a similar tribute in the Senate later today.

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