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Sen. Cruz & Rep. Cuellar to Bring Stephen and Pam Willeford as Guests to State of the Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) announced they will bring Stephen and Pam Willeford as their guests to the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening.

“I am honored to have Pam Willeford attend as my guest at the State of the Union,” Sen. Cruz said. “Last November, in the wake of unspeakable evil, we mourned those lost in the mass shooting at First Baptist Church. Stephen demonstrated heroic bravery and courage as he engaged the shooter and risked his own life to save the lives of his neighbors and friends. Stephen and Pam’s commitment to the Sutherland Springs community in the wake of horrific violence has brought hope and healing, and inspired the entire Lone Star State.” 

“We will always remember the lives lost in Sutherland Springs and I applaud Stephen Willeford for his selfless actions,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Although the bravery of Wilson County can never be fully rewarded, I am honored to have Mr. Willeford represent these individuals in Washington. It is amazing that this man, who almost became a victim himself, managed to face the assailant and ultimately prevented further tragedy from unfolding. I am proud to have him as my guest at the President’s State of the Union Address.”