Hoyer Statement on the Retirement of Congressman Dennis Cardoza

For Immediate Release:

October 20, 2011

Contact:

Daniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Rep. Dennis Cardoza announced he would not seek reelection:

“I have had the privilege of serving with Dennis Cardoza in Congress for eight years, and I have come to know him both as an effective advocate for the people of California’s 18th district and as a friend. From his studies at the University of Maryland and work running a small business to his time serving in California’s legislature, Dennis brought great experience to Congress that helped him quickly become a leader in the House on issues important to farmers and ranchers as well as on the home mortgage crisis that has hit California families hard. While I am sad to see him leave, I know Dennis will continue to speak out on behalf of the Central Valley’s communities in the next phase of his career as well. I wish him and his family well as he embarks on his next steps.”

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