FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

National League of Cities President Mourns Passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg

June 3, 2013

NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, AZ issued the following statement on the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg:

"I am deeply saddened by today's passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Today our thoughts and prayers are with his family, his staff, and the State of New Jersey.

"We will remember Sen. Lautenberg for his nearly three decades of work in the Senate, and for tirelessly advocating on behalf of transportation, public health and environmental issues that affect all Americans. As the last World War II veteran in the Senate, we also honor and remember his military service to our great nation."

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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