“All legislation currently scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives next week is being postponed so that we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today’s tragedy,” said House majority leader Eric Cantor in a statement.
The House was scheduled to vote on a repeal of Obamacare this week.
“I couldn’t agree more with Speaker [John] Boehner, who earlier said that, ‘an attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve,’” Cantor added. “Along with our nation, this institution has suffered a horrible tragedy. We are saddened, mourn those who lost their lives, and stand together in hopeful prayer for the recovery of the victims and their families.”