Hoyer Statement on Retirement of House Sergeant at Arms Bill Livingood

For Immediate Release:

December 1, 2011

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the retirement of House Sergeant at Arms Bill Livingood:

"Bill Livingood’s life has been spent in service to our nation and to protecting the democratic institutions that make it great. As a member of the U.S. Secret Service for over three decades, Bill put his life on the line to safeguard the president and his family. Since 1995, he has stood watch over the People’s House and all of its members, staff, and visitors. The strong voice with which Bill has welcomed U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries into the House chamber has become iconic, and he continues to command attention and respect from all who have known him. He is a good friend, and I have enjoyed serving with him throughout his tenure. I join in thanking Bill for his long years of service to the American people and to the House of Representatives, and I wish him all the best in his retirement."

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