Statement on Retirement of Congressman Jim Turner
D.C. -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following
statement today on Retirement of Congressman Jim Turner.
retirement from the House is a great loss to the Congress. He has
been an outstanding Representative for his district, and a great
asset for Texas and the nation.
understanding of homeland security and defense policy are extraordinary.
I was pleased to appoint him as the top Democrat on the Homeland
Security Committee, where he has done exemplary work to protect
our country. I look forward to continuing to work with him on homeland
intellect, integrity, and idealism will be sorely missed. His retirement
is a striking example of how the Republicans' shameful partisan
redistricting in Texas will have serious consequences for the entire