Press Release ● Congress
For Immediate Release: 
February 28, 2012
Contact Info: 

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives John Sullivan announced his retirement:

“As Parliamentarian, John Sullivan has been a careful steward of the rules of the House and a strong defender of their proper exercise, which has earned him the respect of members and leaders from both parties.  When he became Parliamentarian in 2004, John brought with him seventeen years of experience working in the Office of the Parliamentarian, three years as counsel to the Armed Services Committee, and seven years as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force.  Having given over thirty-five years of his career to our nation, I join in thanking him for his many contributions. 

“I also join in congratulating Tom Wickham, who currently serves as Deputy Parliamentarian, on being selected to succeed John. I look forward to working with him.”