New York Delegation Farewellby Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter
Posted on 2014-12-11
of new york
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Ms. SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the Gentleman, Mr. Rangel, our
dean of the House New York State delegation for yielding me the time.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and bid farewell to four colleagues who have served this institution, this country, their constituents, and the Great State of New York admirably and well.
From a nurse to a captain in the United States Navy, my four colleagues, Representatives Owens, Maffei, McCarthy, and Bishop, have brought diverse backgrounds to our chamber, enriched us with their insight, and stood by us through our Nation's most pressing debates.
Mr. Speaker, today, the New York delegation is losing four pillars, four leaders, four friends. I have worked late into the night with each one of them on issues vital to the health of our Nation, such as stemming the tide of gun violence, ensuring an affordable college education, updating our Nation's crumbling infrastructure, and providing health care through the Affordable Care Act.
While they will no longer be serving their constituents in this body, I am confident that whichever way their paths lead them, they will continue their legacies of service to their communities any way that they can.
Mr. Speaker, I join my colleagues in the New York Delegation and the House as a whole in wishing Bill, Dan, Carolyn, and Tim the best of everything in the next chapter of their lives and careers.