RESIGNATION FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
(Senate - May 09, 2007)

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             RESIGNATION FROM THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

  The SPEAKER pro tempore laid before the House the following 
resignation from the House of Representatives:

                                     House of Representatives,

                                      Washington, DC, May 9, 2007.
     Hon. Nancy Pelosi,
     Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives,
     Washington, DC.
       Dear Madam Speaker: This letter is to inform you that I 
     have sent a letter to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick 
     dated today, May 9, 2007, informing him that I am resigning 
     my position as the United States Representative for the 5th 
     Congressional District of Massachusetts, effective at the 
     close of business July 1, 2007.
       In March, the Board of Trustees of the University of 
     Massachusetts voted to offer me the opportunity to serve as 
     the next Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts 
     Lowell. After deep personal reflection and lengthy 
     discussions with my family, close friends and colleagues, I 
     have decided to accept the Board's offer.
       Serving in Congress for the past fifteen years has been one 
     of the greatest honors of my life. I would like to thank the 
     people of the Fifth District for this wonderful opportunity 
     and for their confidence in me.
           Sincerely,
                                                     Marty Meehan,
     Member of Congress.
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                                     House of Representatives,

                                      Washington, DC, May 9, 2007.
     Hon. Deval Patrick,
     Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts,
     Boston, MA.
       Dear Governor Patrick: In March, the Board of Trustees of 
     the University of Massachusetts voted to offer me the 
     opportunity to serve as the next Chancellor of the University 
     of Massachusetts Lowell. After deep personal reflection and 
     lengthy discussions with my family, close friends and 
     colleagues, I have decided to accept the Board's offer. 
     Therefore, I am hereby resigning my position as the United 
     States Representative for the 5th Congressional District of 
     Massachusetts, effective July 1, 2007.
       Serving in Congress for the past fifteen years has been one 
     of the greatest honors of my life. I would like to thank the 
     people of the Fifth District for this wonderful opportunity 
     and for their confidence in me.
           Sincerely,
                                                     Marty Meehan,
     Member of Congress.

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