In a Tuesday BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner: 'Thank God' I wasn't in the middle of election Ryan delays committee assignments until 2017 Lobbying World MORE-pays-tribute-staffer-mary-reed" mce_href="http://www.speaker.gov/general/speaker-boehner-pays-tribute-staffer-mary-reed" target="_blank">statement, Boehner offered condolences to Reed’s family and friends, saying, “Mary made a lasting contribution not just to my office, but to the U.S. House of Representatives as a whole. She was a loyal and dedicated staffer who always brought kindness and humor to those around her, and she will always be part of Boehnerland.”

A memorial service for Reed will be held in May.