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Statement of Sen. Creigh Deeds on the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama


Location: Alexandria, VA

Alexandria - In response to the Nobel Committee's decision to award President Barack Obama with the Nobel Peace Prize, Sen. Creigh Deeds released the following statement:

"Today I congratulate President Obama and applaud the Nobel Committee for their recognition of his efforts to strengthen diplomacy and increase cooperation throughout the world. While President Obama's work has just begun, we've already seen what progress can be made by reaching out to the global community with an open hand rather than a closed fist. I join the Nobel Committee in standing by President Obama as he continues to spread his message of hope throughout the world."

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