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Video: Congresswoman Resigns Today, Gets Married Tomorrow

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Between votes on the energy and climate change bill today, Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-CA) stood to announce a few changes in her life.

First, the seven-term congresswoman told her colleagues she'll resign at the end of the day today to become Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and National Security. Tomorrow, she'll marry her fiance, Jim Cieslak. "It's hard to be a blushing bride at my age, but I will do my best."

Finally, Tauscher thanked her staff, colleagues, family and constituents. Between bi-partisan standing ovations from her fellow House members, she reminded her audience of the timeworn political truism, "There's nothing like leaving to become popular."

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