On the Hill

Putnam Gives Up Leadership Post

Republican Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (FL-12) sent his resignation letter to his colleagues a short while ago. The chairmanship is the third-ranking Republican position in the House.

I have enjoyed every minute as Conference Chairman, but I believe it is time to step off the leadership ladder and return my focus to crafting public policy solutions for America's generational challenges — the very reason I ran for Congress in the first place.

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I want to fight the battles worth fighting and lock arms to strengthen our nation whenever possible. In the coming Congress, I look forward to focusing on the policy solutions critical to the state of Florida and the important work we face on the Financial Services Committee to hold Wall Street accountable and put our economy back on the right track.

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