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Washington, D.C. –  Yesterday, the Minnesota delegation introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the life of Jacob Wetterling and the efforts by Patty Wetterling and the Wetterling family for finding abducted children and supporting their families.

“The disappearance of Jacob Wetterling in October of 1989 shattered the innocence of families across Minnesota and the country,” the lawmakers wrote. “As parents, we all held out hope with the Wetterling family over the past 27 years and we grieved with them after Jacob was found. Patty Wetterling and her family have been pillars of strength through a dark time in our state, and their efforts are absolutely commended. Through their tragedy, the Wetterlings have worked tirelessly to prevent child exploitation and abductions across the United States so that other parents don’t have to go through what they have over the past 27 years.”

Senators Klobuchar and Franken introduced this resolution in the U.S. Senate earlier this week.

The full text of the House resolution can be found here.