Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, released the following statement today on the passing of former Speaker of the House Tom Foley:

"I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former House Speaker Tom Foley. U.S. Representative Foley represented Spokane and the rest of the 5th Congressional District with honor for three decades, during which he was a champion for agriculture, food security for struggling families, and economic development. He built bridges across the aisle and worked in a bipartisan fashion to get things done for his constituents. As a legislator, I aspire to follow Speaker Foley’s example of dignified and effective service on behalf of our community."


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