Menendez Statement on Congresswoman Roukema’s Passing

Menendez Statement on Congresswoman Roukema’s Passing

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez today released the following statement on the passing of longtime Congresswoman Marge Roukema:

"Today we mourn the passing of Congresswoman Marge Roukema who succumbed to Alzheimer's disease, the same devastating disease that my mother suffered. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Congresswoman Roukema was a consensus-builder who reached across the aisle as a moderate Republican and was the longest serving woman in the House when she left office. She helped spearhead landmark family leave legislation, and went against the grain of the rising conservative tide in her party. She leaves a legacy of bipartisanship and a reputation for getting things done for the people of New Jersey. She will be missed."

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