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August 9, 2017

Statement from UMass President and former Congressman Marty Meehan on Congresswoman Niki Tsongas announcing that she will not seek re-election

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“Niki Tsongas has served with dignity, integrity and an unwavering commitment to her constituents and to issues affecting all Americans. Her dedication to expanding access to affordable healthcare, supporting the growth of small businesses and emerging industries, and advocating on behalf of women in the military – and for women’s rights in general – will leave a lasting legacy. She has also worked to address many of today’s most important issues, such as climate change, LGBTQ rights and immigration reform. Above all, she has been a champion for her district and for the Commonwealth. Congresswoman Tsongas and her late husband, Paul, who would be so proud of what she has accomplished, have given so much to improve the lives of those they served. I thank her for that and wish her all the best as she completes her term and moves onto her next phase.”