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Linda Sánchez Statement on Retirement of Charlie Dent

September 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, released this statement following Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent’s announcement that he will retire at the end of the 115th Congress:

“Charlie Dent is a model for what an elected representative should be. He never wavered in his commitment to Pennsylvania or the people he was elected to represent. He is a man that has earned the great respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle by being principled, fair, and firm in his beliefs.

“While we did not always agree on everything during our time together leading the Ethics Committee, Charlie was constantly focused on working to build consensus. Even through the toughest assignments, Charlie always put doing the right thing first. Americans can have faith in their elected U.S. Representatives because of his commitment to upholding the integrity of the institution.

“Over the years, we have developed a friendship that I know will continue well beyond his time in Congress, and I join in thanking Charlie for his service to our country.”