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Pelosi: Salutes Hastert tenure as GOP House Speaker. Breaks record on Thursday.

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The House is off this week, so any ceremony marking House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert milestone as the longest serving GOP House Speaker in the nation's history will be scheduled for when the members are in Washington.

Hastert in Illinois today.


from Pelosi release

Pelosi Salutes Hastert on Becoming Longest Serving Republican Speaker of the House

Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Speaker Hastert becoming the longest serving Republican Speaker of the House on Thursday:

"I salute Speaker Hastert for reaching this milestone - it is a testament to his leadership within the Republican Conference and the halls of Congress.

"Dennis Hastert began his career as a teacher and coach; he now serves the people of Illinois and America. While we often disagree on issues, we agree on the importance of public service - the kind of public service that has been the hallmark of his career, whether in a classroom or on the House floor.

"In Congress, we all hold the title 'honorable' by virtue of our office; Dennis Hastert holds it by virtue of his character. I salute him for his service to our nation and look forward to many future opportunities to work together."

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