Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the retirement of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy:
“Carolyn McCarthy has long been one of the most forceful and courageous voices in the House of Representatives. Few have worked harder than Congresswoman McCarthy to reduce the tragedy of gun violence in America, and her unwavering dedication to sparing other families the grief that touched her own never ceases to inspire.
“Congresswoman McCarthy is a champion for empowering women, for strengthening education, and for robust financial reforms to improve transparency and protect consumers from abuses of Wall Street. Her sensibility and strength have been a tremendous asset to our caucus and the Congress, and she will be missed by friends and colleagues on both sides of the aisle.”