Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton (D/WF-125) released the following statement today regarding the retirement of Congressman Maurice Hinchey.
I am saddened to hear of Maurice Hinchey's retirement from the United States Congress. Congressman Hinchey has long been one of the most tenacious and reliable fighters of progressive causes and I am deeply grateful for his long and honorable service to the New Yorkers in the 22nd New York Congressional District. I have long admired his work on issues of gas drilling and the environment, but also on many others, including education and his outspoken opposition to the War in Iraq. I wish the Congressman best wishes in his retirement.