Published: Jan 25, 2012 4:48 PM EST
Updated: Jan 25, 2012 6:57 PM EST

Representative Gabrielle Giffords has resigned from Congress today. Giffords handed her letter of resignation to Speaker of the House John Boehner in front of Congress and on live television Wednesday morning.

Giffords has said, "I have more work to do on my recovery."

This announcement comes after suffering an assassination attempt a little more than a year ago.