CHIVUKULA STATEMENT ON LAUTENBERG

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-SomersetMiddlesex) 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.” ### CONTACT: Gita Bajaj (973) 224-4851 cellular gbajaj@njleg.org email bajajgita1@yahoo.com email

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