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The Retirement Of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono

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Mr. Speaker, I rise to join my colleagues in sending a fond aloha to our friend and colleague, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

We have all been deeply touched and inspired by Gabby's courage, spirit, and her pure love for Arizona and our Nation. Her admirers and friends in Hawaii and across the country will continue to pray for her ongoing recovery.

I hope that we in Congress will redouble our efforts to come together and work in the spirit of laulima (cooperation) to find common ground with our colleagues across the aisle on the issues that matter most to our country. That's how we can truly honor our Gabby's service and courage.