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Jun 15, 2011 7:53 PM

Friends, colleagues react to Giffords' release from hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Several members of congress, including two close friends of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, provided statements expressing their happiness on her release from TIRR Hermann Memorial Hospital and her continued recovery.

Speaker of the House John Boehner: ""It's wonderful news. We wish her all the best, and hope she continues her miraculous recovery."

Personal friend and New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: "I am overjoyed by this extraordinary step in Gabby's recovery. She continues to inspire the nation with her strength and courage."

Personal friend, DNC Chair, and Florida Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz: "This is obviously a fantastic step on Congresswoman Gifford's recovery. I am so proud of my friend, her determination and all of the people from across the country who have shown an outpouring of support for Gabby. This is a great day for us all."

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