Representative Peter Roskam (IL-06) and his wife, Elizabeth, released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush:
"Yesterday our country lost one of its national treasures with the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush. She was a champion for literacy and her wit and compassion for people are legendary. Our nation mourns with the Bush family during this difficult time and Elizabeth and I extend our heartfelt and deepest condolences. Mrs. Bush was an inspiration to millions and a true symbol of grace and kindness. We will miss her dearly."