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For Immediate Release: 
December 15, 2007
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Stacey Farnen Bernards
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon regarding Congresswoman Julia Carson (IN-07), who passed away early today:
“I was deeply saddened to learn today of Congresswoman Carson's passing.  Julia was a devoted and trail-blazing public official who served in county, state and federal office for more than 35 years, and her contributions will long be remembered by her constituents and those of us who were privileged to work with her.  In particular, Julia was always a strong advocate for equality, fairness and self-reliance, and her life was a testament to those important values.
“At this difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with Julia's loved ones, as well as her many friends and constituents, who benefited greatly from her hard work and advocacy."