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  • Honoring Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson

    by Representative Ann Wagner

    Posted on 2013-01-23

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    WAGNER of missouri in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Mrs. WAGNER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to an incredible woman, role model, public servant, and friend.

    Over the past several decades putting people before politics has been a way of life for Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Whether it was an agricultural issue, flood control problems, a small business in trouble or a Veteran who needed help--there were no Democrats or Republicans to Jo Ann, just constituents.

    Jo Ann truly represents the people of Missouri's 8th District by listening to them and then working hard to make a difference. Putting people before politics was not just a slogan to her--it was the way the gentlelady from Missouri's sprawling 8th District operates. She epitomized what being a Member of the People's House should be.

    Her legacy of service and that of her late husband Bill Emerson will not be forgotten and she remains an example for all of us in this body. Her service will be remembered because of the lives she has touched by doing what was right because it was right.

    While I am excited for Congresswoman Emerson in her new endeavor, I am sad for the great loss to this chamber and to the people of Missouri's 8th District.


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