January 24, 2012
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was seriously wounded in a shooting on January 8, 20011 at a constituent event in Tuscon, announced yesterday that she was resigning her seat in Congress to focus more fully on her recovery.
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who became a symbol of Americans’ hope and resilience as she tenaciously recovered from a gunshot wound to the head over the past year, announced Sunday that she is resigning from Congress this week.
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“I have more work to do on my recovery,” the Democratic congresswoman says in the video. “I’m getting better. Every day my spirit is high,” she says, speaking directly, deliberately and somewhat haltingly. “I will return, and we will work together for Arizona.”
2012 WLNR 1486923
As Rep. Giffords departs Congress, you can check out her legislative legacy on Westlaw using the following resources:
Floor speeches she made are available in the Congressional Record (Database ID: CR)
Search: SP(Giffords) (189 docs)
The bill tracking for legislation she authored or sponsored during her time in Congress can be found in the Historical Bill Tracking database (billtrk-old).
Search: au(giffords) & ci(federal) (60 docs)
Examples of her testimony before various committees in Congress can be found in the USTESTIMONY database.
Search: sp(giffords) (24 docs)