Fitzpatrick: World War Vet, Lautenberg, Brought Unique Perspective

Jun 3, 2013 Issues: Congressional Issues
Fitzpatrick: World War Vet, Lautenberg, Brought Unique Perspective

LANGHORNE, PA – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Monday in the wake of the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ):

“Senator Lautenberg was a selfless public servant, representing the state of New Jersey admirably for nearly 30 years. I was saddened to hear of his passing this morning.

As the last World War II veteran serving in the Senate, Senator Lautenberg brought a unique perspective to many discussions taking place in Washington.  

As a ‘traveling lawmaker’ from the northeast like myself, I often saw Senator Lautenberg on the train to and from the nation’s capital and appreciated his work to strengthen transportation projects in the region.

My deepest sympathies go out to his wife Bonnie and the rest of his family in their time of grief. “


Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.