June 03, 2013

Manchin Statement on the Passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg

“Gayle and I are deeply saddened to hear that our dear friend Frank Lautenberg has passed away,” Senator Manchin said. “During my time in the Senate, Frank and I worked well together, and I truly admire his dedication and commitment to serving the people of New Jersey and this great nation. Not only did Frank serve the people of New Jersey as a remarkable public servant for more than thirty years, but he courageously fought for his country in World War II. He is the last of that ‘greatest generation’ of World War II veterans to continue their service to this country in the U.S. Senate.”

“Frank’s passion to tirelessly work in the Senate was evident throughout the years as he tackled important issues, from fighting to provide quality education for all children to reforming long overdue chemical safety laws. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in keeping Frank’s wife, Bonnie, and his entire family in our hearts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.”