WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), commented on the passing of former Maryland congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley last night:
“During Rep. Bentley’s decade in the U.S. House she fought -- with her well known zeal -- on behalf of the steel industry and the workers at the former Sparrows Point mill. As a member of the Steel Caucus, she was a fierce advocate for American steel, shipbuilding and manufacturing. Her long time advocacy for the Port of Baltimore, resulting in its being named in her honor, was critical to enhancing manufacturing in the region -- and for that the steel industry will always be grateful. Our thoughts are with her family and all of the people of Maryland that she represented for 10 years with honor, dedication, passion and commitment.”
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