I am saddened by the passing of Mrs. Barbara Bush and extend condolences and love to her family. I had the privilege of working with her office briefly when her husband, then President George H. W. Bush, honored me at The White House in 1991.
Since then, I maintained the highest respect and regard for her as a force for good and uplift in our nation. Like so many others, I remain inspired by her strong example of devoted public service and commitment to family. She has been promoted.