WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement following the death of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush:
“President George H.W. Bush was a towering figure of kindness and dignity, the kind of which we may never see again. First as a naval airman and later as an elected official, respected statesman, and leader of the free world, President Bush lived his love for our country with grace and humility.
“President Bush leaves behind an indelible legacy of patriotism and public service, and his memory will inspire us to continue working together to form the more perfect union that remains always just over the horizon. Mylene and I join the entire nation in mourning the passing of this great man and send our deepest condolences to the Bush family.”