Rep. Issa Statement on the Passing of Rep. Bill YoungOctober 21, 2013
WASHINGTON: Representative Darrell Issa (CA-49) released the following statement today on the passing of Florida Representative C.W. “Bill” Young:
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of my colleague, Bill Young. While many will rightly recognize his extraordinary 43 year tenure in the House of Representatives, it was Bill’s passion and work on behalf of our veterans that are his hallmark. He and Beverly often traveled from Capitol Hill to Walter Reed and Bethesda to visit with Service members recovering from injuries. He wanted to let them know how much their service meant to our nation and to make sure we were living up to our commitments. Bill also championed the work of the Armed Forces Foundation, which through the C.W. “Bill” and Beverly Young Financial Assistance Fund, provides assistance to Service members suffering a financial hardship through injury or other service related situation.
“Bill set a fine example for all of us over his four decades in Congress. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Beverly and the Young Family as they mourn his passing.”