Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig released the statement below following Frank Chopp’s resignation as Speaker of the House on Friday:

“Frank Chopp is a public servant to his core. Thousands of kids have health care because of Frank Chopp. Washington’s working families have better wages because of Frank Chopp. The safety net is stronger because of Frank Chopp.

“It’s truly difficult to imagine the legislature without Frank Chopp as Speaker of the House. His decades of service have left an indelible mark on our state.”