Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers joined the area lawmakers mourning the death of Washington State University President Elson Floyd in a speech delivered on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.
"He had the dream of making our dreams possible, and turning our aspirations into reality," McMorris Rodgers said.
You can watch the entire video of McMorris Rodgers' statement below.
This morning I spoke on the House floor in memory of WSU President Dr. Elson Floyd. Dr. Floyd was a giant for Eastern Washington. He embodied the values we seek in our leaders. He was visionary. He was kindhearted. And he was a fearless and passionate advocate for higher education, our region, and our state. It has been my privilege to know him and call him friend. Thank you, Elson, for your tireless work. Rest in peace.Posted by Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Thursday, June 25, 2015