"New Jersey lost a tireless advocate today with the passing of our friend, Frank Lautenberg.
"For many years, we worked together as New Jersey's Appropriations team -- looking out for our state's needs on Capitol Hill. I was proud to work with him on issues so important to the citizens of our state -- transportation, homeland security and open space. In fact, in his final months, we worked in a bipartisan way to ensure that New Jersey has the resources to recover from an historic storm. We owe much to this dedicated public servant.
"The son of Eastern European immigrants, a veteran who served his nation in World War II, Frank Lautenberg worked hard and lived the American Dream. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."