Sens. Menendez, Booker on One-Year Anniversary of the Passing of Frank R. Lautenberg

Sens. Menendez, Booker on One-Year Anniversary of the Passing of Frank R. Lautenberg

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) today released the following statements honoring the one-year anniversary of the passing of U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg.

Menendez said: "A year ago today, New Jersey and our nation lost a tenacious public servant. Our image of what it means to live, learn, earn, and then give something back will forever be reflected in the name Frank Lautenberg. I will remember his life as a testament to what is possible and I take it as a challenge - as should all of us - to continue the many causes he championed."

Booker said: "One year ago today, New Jersey lost a brave veteran and tremendous public servant. SenatorLautenberg may no longer be with us, but his lifetime of work on issues ranging from transportation safety and infrastructure improvements to public health and protecting the environment will forever benefit our state and our nation. Every voteItake, every bill we debate, I recognize that I am standing on the shoulders of a great man and will continue to do allIcan to honor his legacy."

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg was a World War II veteran who spent years as a businessman in New Jersey. After his successful business career, he was elected to represent the people of New Jersey in the U.S. Senate five times. Some notable accomplishments include his landmark law to combat drunk driving, the 21st Century GI Bill and the "Toxic Right to Know" law - which empowers the public to know what pollutants are being released into their neighborhood.

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