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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
September 16, 2013
Readout of President Obama’s Call to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
Today the President called Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to express his condolences to the families and colleagues of the victims of today’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The President also commended the brave Navy personnel and local law enforcement who worked in concert with federal authorities to respond to this tragedy.
The President has been briefed throughout the day by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco and Deputy Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco about the ongoing situation and he continues to remain in contact with his team.