Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passing of Former Rep. Mike Oxley

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Washington, DC, January 2, 2016 | comments
I was saddened to learn of the passing of Chairman Mike Oxley, who I had the honor and privilege of working with when he served as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passing of Former Rep. Mike Oxley

 U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today after the passing of former U.S. Rep. Mike Oxley (OH-4):

“I was saddened to learn of the passing of Chairman Mike Oxley, who I had the honor and privilege of working with when he served as Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

“Despite the fact that I was only a freshman Member of Congress, Chairman Oxley met with me and helped me pass the Life Insurance Fairness for Travelers (LIFT) Act, which prohibited discrimination by life insurance companies based on travel to Israel and other countries without an actuarial analysis of risk. It was one of the first bills I passed in Congress, and his respect and inclusion of the minority Members of our committee taught me that things could indeed get done across the aisle. It is a lesson I have not forgotten.

“Chairman Oxley was also heavily involved in the Congressional Baseball Game – an annual tradition that brings Members of both parties together for a good cause. No matter what he was involved in, Chairman Oxley was a fair and decent man who ensured all Members felt respected. As a cancer survivor, his loss to cancer is even more heartbreaking and makes me more determined to fight to defeat this deadly disease. Mike Oxley's work, integrity and passion for public service bettered both the Congress and our nation."

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Contact:

Sean Bartlett, Sean.Bartlett@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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