Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) issued the following statement:

“Barbara Bush was an unrelenting force for decency, community, and patriotism. As First Lady and throughout her life she was a champion for many issues, including literacy. She taught us to never stop believing in causes larger than ourselves, and that legacy will live on forever in the hearts of the many lives she changed. The prayers of our entire nation are with the Bush family at this difficult time.”