Pelosi Statement on the Retirement Announcement of Rep. Gene Green


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after Congressman Gene Green of Texas announced that he would retire at the end of his term:

“Congressman Gene Green’s lifelong dedication to public service is an inspiration to us all.  For nearly fifty years, as a Member of the Texas Legislature and as a Member of the House of Representatives, Gene has been a relentless champion for hard-working families in Texas.

“As Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Health, Gene has fought to expand access to quality, affordable care to millions and to defend the bedrock Democratic value that health care is a right for all, not a privilege for a few.  Gene’s vision and dedication have also been essential in building better economic futures for Americans.  His work to create good-paying jobs, give all Americans the tools to succeed in the 21st century economy and maintain the lifeline of financial assistance for students will benefit generations of Texans to come.  This year, Americans have been particularly blessed by his leadership to provide robust, immediate assistance for the communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters.

“While my colleagues and I will miss Gene’s wisdom and his friendship, we congratulate him on his decision to devote more time to his beloved wife, children and grandchildren.  We wish him and his beautiful family the very best as he writes the next chapter of his journey.”