Menendez Statement on the Passing of Former New Jersey Congressman Bill Hughes

Menendez Statement on the Passing of Former New Jersey Congressman Bill Hughes

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez released the below statement on the passing of former New Jersey Congressman Bill Hughes: 

“I know I share with so many across our state my profound sadness in learning of the passing of Bill Hughes.  For two decades in Congress, Bill proudly represented the people of his district and represented the best of New Jersey.  He fought for what he believed was right, and the accomplishments which bear his imprint – from the Hughes Amendment banning fully automatic weapons, to landmark legislation protecting our oceans from polluters – are testament to what can be accomplished through hard work, civility, compassion and putting progress before politics.  

“It is my great honor to have served with Congressman Hughes and I am forever grateful for his guidance and friendship.  I will miss him, but his legacy of good works and decency will live on through his children and all those he touched, taught and are left with his memory.”

 

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