Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) released the statement below following news of the passing of First Lady Nancy Reagan:

“I am very saddened by the passing of First Lady Nancy Reagan.  Her fierce loyalty and devotion to Ronald Reagan helped make him the great man that he became.  His Presidency made the world a better, more prosperous, and safer place by unshackling the American spirit, ingenuity and creativity that propelled us into a great period of prosperity and ended the Cold War.  This is her legacy, and every generation will be forever grateful.  May God’s peace comfort the Reagan family as only He can provide.  My thoughts and prayers are with them.”