Oct. 26, 2011: Markey Statement on the Retirement of Congressman John Olver

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation, released the following statement upon the announcement of Congressman John Olver's retirement.
Congressman John Olver is a public service powerhouse, a transportation titan and an amazing appropriator who always delivers for his constituents. He is one of the key reasons Massachusetts has such an effective delegation in Congress. John is an invaluable member of our team, and the First District has an incredible advocate for its constituents, industries and way of life. He has worked tirelessly to protect the environment, rebuild our country’s infrastructure, invest in transportation, and represent Massachusetts' interests on the Appropriations Committee. John has had a truly distinguished career in public service, and we will miss him immensely. Personally, John has been a valued friend and colleague, and I wish him and his family all the best.”