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Weiner issues his resignation letter

It's official -- or it will be at midnight on Tuesday: Soon-to-be-former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has sent his resignation letter to New York's governor and secretary of state. A copy of the letter also was delivered today to House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

In the letter, Weiner states:

I hearby resign as the Member of the House of Representatives for New York's Ninth Congressional District effective at midnight, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. It has been an honor to serve the people of Queens and Brooklyn.

Since House legislative business has finished for the day, it cannot be entered into the record until -- at the very earliest -- tomorrow. When that happens, the clerk will announce Weiner's resignation, as well as the new number of members of the House of Representatives.

Currently, there are 433 Members in the House.