TRENTON – Senator Richard Codey issued the following statement on Monday on the passing of Frank Lautenberg:
“New Jersey has lost one of its strongest and most accomplished leaders. Frank Lautenberg was a man of principled determination who never backed down from fighting for what was right. From the battlefields of the Second World War to the halls of the United States Senate, he served the country and the people of New Jersey with selfless honor and distinction.
“He was passionate in his beliefs and compassionate in his commitment to those in need. He fought for working people and he stood up for the disenfranchised. He was a leader on issues of importance, from anti-smoking and drunk driving laws to domestic abuse, gun safety and the 21st Century GI Bill of Rights.
“We are a better country, a better state and a better people because of his accomplished service.”