U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today made the following statement on the passing of her colleague, Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey:
"I will greatly miss my friend and colleague Frank Lautenberg. Senator Lautenberg served our nation honorably in World War II, and continued to serve his country honorably in the Senate as a true statesman and a great champion for New Jersey families and all Americans. He was a tremendous partner on women's health issues, consumer safety, environmental protection and other issues critical to middle class families. Sen. Lautenberg's passing is a great loss for the Senate and for the country."