Statement On The Passing Of Former Senator Richard Lugar

Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)  On The Passing Of Former Senator Richard Lugar

Dick Lugar was a great credit to his state and the nation, and to the Senate.

He was a pillar of civility whose calm and thoughtful contributions helped shape foreign policy, farm and nutrition policy, and national security policy.  It’s been said that our partnership in leading the Agriculture Committee has been a model of how the Senate can work, and I will always value our close friendship and what we were able to do together.

Marcelle and I send our heartfelt warmest wishes to Char and their family and friends.

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