Pelosi Statement on Passing of Paula Nowakowski

Jan 10, 2010, 15:26 ET from Office of the Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the passing of Paula Nowakowski, Chief of Staff to House Republican Leader John Boehner:

"The entire Capitol Hill community is shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Paula Nowakowski. As Chief of Staff to Republican Leader John Boehner, Paula earned the respect not only of her Leadership and Conference, but all House Members on both sides of the aisle. She served Leader Boehner both in his current position as well as previously at the Committee on Education and the Workforce with great distinction.

"Paula was a thorough professional who loved the House and worked in a constructive and bipartisan fashion to implement policies to help the Congress function efficiently. On behalf of the entire House, I express our deep sadness to Paula's family, friends and our colleague, Leader John Boehner."

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House