TRENTON – State Senator Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen) issued the following statement today on the passing of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg:
“Frank Lautenberg had a long list of accomplishments from his years of service in Congress. Nationally, he will long be remembered for his authorship of the landmark law that banned smoking on commercial flights, which led the way for other anti-smoking measures that contributed to better health for people in this country and undoubtedly saved lives. His work to lower the legal threshold for drunk driving and to set the national drinking age at 21 will also be part of his national legacy.
“But here at home, he will also be remembered as a fierce fighter who never shied away from a battle if it meant helping New Jersey residents. His advocacy for this state, and on countless issues for Bergen County, will not be forgotten. His passing is a loss for this country and for all of New Jersey.”