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Thursday
Jun232011

Anthony Weiner Has Left the Building

Mario Tama/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- At approximately 12:01pm Thursday -- a full week after Rep. Anthony Weiner announced his intention to step down from his congressional post -- the House Clerk finally announced Weiner’s resignation on the House floor.

A letter from New York Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales was read by the clerk:

“As New York’s Secretary of State I have received the resignation of Anthony D. Weiner as New York’s 9th Congressional District representative in the United States House of Representatives. The New York State Department of State filed a letter today. A copy of his letter of resignation is attached,” the Clerk read from the letter.

House Speaker John Boehner then announced the new whole number of the House of Representatives:

“Under clause 5D of rule 20, the chair announces to the House that in light of the resignation of the gentleman from New York, Mr. Weiner, the whole number of the House is 432,” Boehner declared.

Weiner’s office is vacant. His staff will remain employed under the supervision of the Clerk until Weiner’s successor is elected.

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