Assemblyman Vincent Prieto (D-Bergen/Hudson) issued the following statement Monday on the passing of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg:
“This is a tremendous loss, not just for New Jersey, but for all of America.
“From his service in World War II to his 30 plus years in the Senate, Frank Lautenberg dedicated his life to defending our nation and its people and advocating tirelessly for the causes he believed in.
“The Senate has lost another lion today but his legacy will live on in the lives he improved through his public service.
“My sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to Senator Lautenberg’s entire family. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.”