Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Congressman Henry Hyde

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement honoring the life of Congressman Henry Hyde of Illinois, who passed away today:

‘The death of Henry Hyde is a great loss to his constituents in Illinois and to the House of Representatives – an institution he loved.

‘Though we were often on opposite sides of various issues, we were able to join together on certain issues, such as family leave laws, to make progress for all Americans.

‘I hope it is a comfort to Chairman Hyde’s three children and four grandchildren that so many people mourn their loss and are praying for them in this sad time.’