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McConnell on the Retirement of Speaker J. Dennis Hastert


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Friday regarding the announcement by former Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) that he will retire at the end of the 110th Congress:

"Dennis Hastert served the people of the 14th Congressional District of Illinois and the nation with distinction for the past two decades. As the longest tenured Republican Speaker, Denny crafted significant legislation which will continue to encourage economic growth and help keep our country safe for generations to come. I'm proud to call Denny Hastert my friend and I wish him and his entire family health and happiness in their future endeavors."

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