Wasserman Schultz Statement on Resignation of House Speaker John Boehner

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Washington, DC, September 25, 2015 | comments
I thank Speaker John Boehner for his service to this nation, the House of Representatives, and the state of Ohio. Despite our disagreements, we found common ground on things both personal and legislative. I have long admired his willingness to display his courage of conviction and deeply-held beliefs in the glare of the public eye. It was clear that Pope Francis' visit yesterday visibly moved him, as it did many of our colleagues.
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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement after House Speaker John Boehner announced he would resign from Congress at the end of October:

“I thank Speaker John Boehner for his service to this nation, the House of Representatives, and the state of Ohio.

“Despite our disagreements, we found common ground on things both personal and legislative. I have long admired his willingness to display his courage of conviction and deeply-held beliefs in the glare of the public eye. It was clear that Pope Francis’ visit yesterday visibly moved him, as it did many of our colleagues.

“One of the highlights of our relationship was his co-sponsorship, and personal attention to, the EARLY Act, my legislation to educate and empower young women with the information, resources, and support they need to help diagnose breast cancer early. He rarely cosponsors legislation himself, and as a breast cancer survivor, I will never forget his compassion towards the women the EARLY Act helps.

“I wish him, his wife Debbie, and their entire family, including new grandson Alistair Lane, good health and happiness.”

 

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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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