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Washington, D.C. ­– House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush:

“Barbara Bush lived out every day as a devoted wife, mother, and public servant. Barbara was not only the second woman in our nation’s history to be both the wife and mother to a president of the United States, but served as a role model of grace, dignity, and selflessness to us all, especially though her legacy supporting and inspiring generations of American adults and children in an issue near and dear to her heart: literacy. Our entire nation mourns the passing of this great woman, and we pray for the entire Bush and Pierce families.”