Tony Stewart recognized and applauded in Congress

Finally, a politician in Washington with something good to say.

On Monday in the United States House of Representative, Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) praised retiring NASCAR star Tony Stewart on his career and on his charitable and philanthropic works.

Stewart ended his full-time NASCAR driving career last month with three Premier Series championships, 49 race victories and what certainly will be a first-ballot spot in the NASCAR Hall of Fame once he becomes eligible.

And last Friday at the NASCAR Awards Banquet in Las Vegas the NASCAR industry made a $1.8 million donation on Stewart's behalf to Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder's EB (Epidermolysis Bullosa) Research Partnership, the largest global non-profit dedicating to curing EB.

— Richard Hudson (@RepRichHudson) December 6, 2016

On behalf of #NC08 and @NASCAR fans everywhere, I was proud to pay tribute to @TonyStewart on his incredible career: