Congressional Colleagues Offer Remarks on McIntyre Retirement
Washington, D.C.- Upon the announcement that U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre plans to retire at the conclusion of this congressional term, Members of Congress offered their remarks and praise of Congressman McIntyre’s strong legacy of leadership and service to the people of North Carolina.
Congressman Kurt Schrader, co-chair of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition, today released the following statement on the retirement of Congressman Mike McIntyre:
“With the announcement of Congressman Mike McIntyre’s retirement, the U.S. House of Representatives loses a humble servant who dedicated his long career to serving his constituents and all Americans. A dogged fighter for rural Americans, veterans, members of the Armed Services and coastal residents of the Cape Fear Coast, Congressman McIntyre brought together leaders on both sides of the aisle to address the needs of the residents of his beloved North Carolina, which in turn benefitted the country as a whole. On behalf of the Blue Dog Coalition and all members of Congress, we wish him and his family the very best.”
Representative David Price issued the following statement this afternoon on the retirement on Congressman Mike McIntyre:
“Mike McIntyre has been a tremendously effective advocate for the Seventh District and for all North Carolinians during his time in Congress. His brand of practical problem-solving has especially benefited Eastern North Carolina farmers, veterans and small businesses, and he has particularly stressed outreach to young people. Today, Eastern North Carolina communities have more resources to meet the needs of their people and the region is more vibrant and more economically diversified because of his hard work. These many achievements, and the partnerships he was instrumental in forming, will be a lasting legacy.”
“Mike’s service in Congress also reminds us that political discourse and debate are enriched by people who grapple with how our faith and religious traditions can help us live up to our ideals. He has prioritized issues over ideology, finding practical ways for democratic government to serve the common good. I wish Mike and Dee well as they seek to continue their service outside Congress and will value the rest of our time as colleagues on Capitol Hill.”