The LuLac Edition #921, Aug. 26th, 2009
YEARS IN SENATE 47.
KANJORSKI ISSUES STATEMENT
Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (PA-11) provided the below statement on the passing away of Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA).
“Today marks the passing of a great legislator and an American patriot. Senator Kennedy has been a beacon in the halls of Congress through his dedication to the American people, his sincere patriotism, and his determined efforts in the Senate. “I feel particularly fortunate to have served in the Congress for half of Senator Kennedy’s distinguished career. During that time, I had the opportunity to interact with him on many occasions. In one instance during the Clinton Administration, I joined him at the White House with then Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and President Clinton to discuss developing technologies and a new future for America. While technology was the topic of the day, Senator Kennedy took me aside to get my thoughts on a trade bill he had recently introduced in the Senate. The consummate public servant, Senator Kennedy was always focused on many issues and capable of multitasking. His passions extended way beyond just one or two issues, but instead, he took up the cause for so many while managing to stay determined and dedicated to each and every one. It is for this reason that his imprint is on so many pieces of important legislation that passed during his time in the Senate. “While he left too soon, Senator Kennedy’s extraordinary legacy will surely live on. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family.”