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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Releases Statement after Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Apr 18, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush who passed away at her home in Houston, Texas on April 17, 2018:

“Today, we mourn a great Texan, an admirable first lady and a remarkable woman. Barbara Bush’s passing is truly a great loss for myself, Texans and all Americans,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “My sincerest condolences are with the Bush family, as I have known them for almost half of my life. I always admired Mrs. Bush’s charisma, her true patriotism, and the leadership she displayed in advocating for stronger literacy programs. Mrs. Bush had a lifelong commitment to the many charitable causes she held dear. Her staunch civil rights’ activism and fierce advocacy of women’s rights policies during her husband’s administration say a great deal about her character and the legacy she leaves behind.

“Mrs. Bush took pride in her family and taught them to love and serve others. I hope her family can take solace knowing she is in a better place watching over them. My prayers are with the entire Bush family during this difficult time.”

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