"I am deeply saddened to hear that New Jersey's senior senator, Frank Lautenberg, has passed away. Senator Lautenberg was a loyal public servant who spent nearly 30 years working tirelessly on behalf of the people of New Jersey.
As our last serving World War II veteran in the United States Senate, Mr. Lautenberg had an unwavering commitment to serving our state and country. He was a statesman, committed public servant, and was among the finest of the "Greatest Generation."
Senator Lautenberg will be greatly missed and I offer my thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and loyal staff during this very difficult time."