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Foley resolution introduced by McMorris Rodgers

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduced a resolution Tuesday honoring former Speaker Tom Foley as "one of our country's most remarkable leaders."

Not surprising, because McMorris Rodgers occupies the Eastern Washington seat Foley held for 30 years. Interesting, because McMorris Rodgers is the chairwoman of the House Republican Caucus, which is the No. 4 position in House Republican Leadership. As speaker, Foley, a Democrat, held the No. 1 position in his party's caucus.

Full text of the resolution can be found inside the blog.


Expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable Thomas S. Foley, former Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Resolved, That the House has learned with profound sorrow of the death of the Honorable Thomas S. Foley, former Member of the House for 15 terms, and Speaker of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred First, One Hundred Second, and One Hundred Third Congresses.

Resolved, That in the death of the Honorable Thomas S. Foley the United States and the State of Washington have lost a valued and eminent public servant and citizen.

Resolved, That the Clerk communicate these resolutions to the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased.

Resolved, That when the House adjourns today, it adjourn as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased

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Jim Camden
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