WASHINGTON, DC –¬†House Majority Whip¬†Steve Scalise (R-La.) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of First Lady Nancy Reagan.

“Nancy Reagan served with grace and elegance as our First Lady. She will forever be remembered for her love of our country and for her courage as she helped her husband, our 40th president, battle Alzheimer’s in his later years. Jennifer and I send our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to the Reagan family, and our faith leads us to know that Nancy is now reunited with her beloved Ronnie in heaven.”