(CNN) - Following the shootings Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, all legislation on the House schedule for the coming week is postponed, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced in a statement.
Cantor said the decision was made by leaders of both political parties in the House so that "we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today's tragedy." The schedule change means the House will not vote next week on the repeal of health care reform.
"I couldn't agree more with (House) Speaker (John) Boehner, who earlier said that, 'an attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve,'" Cantor said in Saturday's statement. "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."
- CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash contributed to this report