WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) issued the following statement regarding the decision of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8) to resign from Congress:

“We will deeply miss the service and leadership of Representative Gabby Giffords, whose work, commitment, and unparalleled sense of duty embodied the true meaning of the title Representative. She set an example we will all continue to admire and strive to match. I wish the best for my courageous friend and colleague and look forward to the day she is able to return to public service. Her spirit, courage, and strength will continue to inspire me every day.”