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[MARCH 29, 2006]  WASHINGTON -- Congressman Ray LaHood, R-Ill., 18th District, issued the following statement upon the announcement that Lane Evans, R-Ill., 17th Congressional District, will not seek re-election.

Lane Evans has been a good friend to me and a valued member of the Illinois congressional delegation for many years. His work will be missed by those of us who serve with him on Capitol Hill, and he most certainly will be missed by the citizens he represents.

Through his service on the Veterans Affairs Committee, Lane has been a tireless advocate for nation's veterans. He has a well-deserved reputation for delivering first-class constituent service, and it has been a true pleasure for me to work with him on a host of issues that impact the citizens of our adjacent districts.

Lane has valiantly battled Parkinson's disease for the past decade. I wish him Godspeed as he continues this battle, and I ask everyone to please keep Lane Evans in your thoughts and prayers.

[News release from Rep. Ray LaHood,
18th Congressional District]

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