WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member and former Chairman of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today made the following statement on the passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.):
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of Sen. Lautenberg. During my time as chairman and ranking member of the EPW Committee, Frank was always willing to work with every member to find solutions for the difficult issues facing the committee. I was proud to work with Sen. Lautenberg on the Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development Act, which would reauthorize the EPA program to revitalize post-industrial properties around the nation. I was also proud to work with him on bipartisan legislation that would, for the first time in decades, provide a complete overhaul to the Toxic Substance and Control Act, which will bring necessary reforms to the outdated law. Sen. Lautenberg will be remembered for his tireless work in the U.S. Senate on behalf of the EPW Committee and the people of New Jersey."