November 29, 2007
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) released the following statement regarding the passing of former Chairman Henry Hyde (R-Illinois):
“The nation has lost one of the finest individuals ever to have served in the United States Congress. Henry Hyde was an American hero.
“Henry was the epitome of the wise and thoughtful legislator who won the undying respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. He was fair and respectful and a man of the utmost integrity. I was honored to serve under him for 12 years on both the Judiciary and International Relations Committee and watched him wield the gavel with grace and humor.
“Henry was probably best known and admired for his role as the conscience of the Congress on pro-life issues. Nobody was more committed or more eloquent in the defense of the unborn than my friend and leader, Henry Hyde. He will be greatly missed.”