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CHIVUKULA STATEMENT ON LAUTENBERG
(TRENTON) Assembly Deputy Speaker Upendra J. Chivukula praised Senator Frank R. Lautenberg for nearly 30 years of exemplary leadership and service and as a formidable fighter for the people of New Jersey on Capitol Hill.
His comments followed the recent announcement that Lautenberg would not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in November, 2014.
CHIVUKULA (D-Somerset\Middlesex) issued the following statement:
“Senator Frank Lautenberg has been a devoted public servant for nearly three decades;
"Throughout his tenure in the United States Senate, he has been a champion of commonsense gun laws, a strict advocate for raising the legal age of alcohol consumption to 21 years, and a protector of the environment. He has been a primary sponsor for banning smoking on airplanes, and the driving force behind many large-scale transportation projects within our State;
"Senator Lautenberg has been fighting for New Jersey families on Capitol Hill, representing the needs of all state residents. As a man of strong moral character and unshakeable integrity, he has been unwavering in his pursuit of a better quality of life for all New Jerseyans.
"With two years remaining in his term, I know New Jersey's senior Senator will remain steadfast in his commitment to completing unfinished business on The Hill;
"There are many ways to describe the Senator: World War II veteran, distinguished entrepreneur, and a fiery Senator from New Jersey. But for me, he remains a role model and embodies how I strive to conduct the business of elected office;
"I am saddened to see such a great member of the U.S. Senate leave public life, and wish him the best of luck in his next endeavor. We should all join in celebrating his exemplary career;
"Senator Lautenberg's tireless efforts and dedication to public service will continue to be an inspiration to us all.”
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