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Senator Lankford Statement on Speaker Boehner

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released the following statement on the announcement of Speaker Boehner’s resignation:

“I’ve always appreciated Speaker Boehner’s sincere love for his family, his country and his party. It is admirable that he demonstrated a willingness to work on important issues, such as government transparency, energy, regulatory reform, defense, transportation and education. Leadership in Congress is a challenge for anyone, especially during a time when America grapples with so many issues. Any person who is willing to put in the long hours and endure all of the competing priorities deserves our gratitude and respect.

“Our nation, and this Congress, face very serious challenges, including massive federal debt, the deterioration of families, a stagnant economy and terrorism. Congressional Republicans need to select a new leader, set a clear path to govern, and stay focused on the needs of the American people.”