Members of the House were on their feet, to cheer and say goodbye to U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who is leaving Congress to focus on her recovery. Giffords showed up Wednesday for her last day in Congress.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

Colleagues called her an inspiration and a blessing before Gabrielle Giffords gave up her seat in Congress.

(Wasserman Schultz)"Even as I have worked to regain my speech, thank you for your faith in my ability to be your voice."

Fighting back tears, Giffords' close friend Flordia Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz read the resignation letter.

(Wasserman Schultz)"My district deserves to elect a U.S. Representative who can give 100% to the job now."

And Giffords' final vote, just minutes after that tribute, was for a border security bill she authored.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio

CLICK HERE to read U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords' Letters of Resignation from the House.

CLICK HERE for more on Gabrielle Giffords in the American Dispatch: From Tragedy to Triumph.

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