Hoyer Statement on the Decision of Rep. Niki Tsongas to Not Seek Reelection

For Immediate Release:

August 9, 2017

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Representative Niki Tsongas (MA-03) announced that she will not seek reelection:

"Rep. Niki Tsongas has been an outstanding advocate for families in Massachusetts since her election to Congress in 2007 as the first woman to represent Massachusetts in a quarter century.  In Congress, she has served as a champion for military service-members, veterans, and their families. Her work on the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee has strengthened our military readiness, and as Ranking Member she has worked hard to ensure that those who serve on the front lines in defense of our country always have the tools they need to protect our nation.

"The people of Massachusetts's Third District have been well served with her as their Representative, finding Rep. Tsongas and her staff to be very responsive and accessible. I wish her all the best in her retirement next year, and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the remaining months of the 115th Congress."

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