Hoyer Statement on the Retirement of Congressman Charlie Gonzalez

For Immediate Release:

November 26, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Congressman Charlie Gonzalez announced that he is retiring at the end of this Congress:

"It has been a honor to serve with my good friend Charlie Gonzalez for over a decade and I am saddened by his retirement. The U.S. Congress and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will be losing a dedicated public servant who has been a leader on voting rights issues.
 
"Charlie has been a tireless advocate for the people of Texas since he first came to Congress over a decade ago and he has carried on the proud tradition of his father. I wish him and his family the best in whatever lies ahead."
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