- From Rep. Denny Heck’s heartfelt news release:
“After two busy weeks back in our nation’s capital, I had a chance to reflect on some of the relationships I’ve made over the last seven years.
“In many ways, my job is about relationships. It’s about my relationship to you, my constituents. How can I best represent your interests and concerns? After all, ‘Representative’ isn’t just a title, it’s a job description.
“It’s also about the relationships I build with people in the other Washington. Listening to and working with other members of Congress who are working to represent their constituents’ interests. Looking for ways that we can make progress for everyone.
“During my time in Congress, I’ve had the privilege of building relationships with many Members, spanning the country and political spectrum. I wanted to share a little bit about two of them with you—two decent, honorable public servants who passed away in recent months.
“In October, the nation lost a visionary with an enormous heart and incredible drive: the Democratic congressman from Maryland, Elijah Cummings.”
“Earlier this month we mourned the passing of former Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, a Republican from Pennsylvania.
“As I grieve, I find inspiration in one of my favorite passages in scripture: ‘Do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your Lord.’
“Elijah and Mike embodied what it means to serve. It was an honor to serve alongside them, and I will miss them dearly.” Read more