House Majority Leader Eric Cantor issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. Bill Young:
"Bill Young dedicated his life to serving the people of Florida, and his loss is a great one for his constituents. For over 13 years, I considered Bill to be a dear friend and a colleague that could always be counted on to provide sage advice based on decades of experience. The families of veterans and wounded soldiers will never forget his steadfast commitment to their needs. The U.S. House of Representatives is a better institution as a result of his leadership. The thoughts and prayers of my family and staff are with the Young family today."