Rep. Jerrold Nadler

New York
August 26, 2009

"I was very saddened to learn of Senator Kennedy’s passing last night. For nearly 50 years, Senator Kennedy dedicated his life to the service of his country and to the advancement of universal humanitarian values. His strong voice was a progressive voice ringing out through the many upheavals and crises of the last five decades. Senator Kennedy was a consistent champion for civil rights in our nation and human rights around the world, and he did more to fight for health care as a fundamental right than perhaps any other American. Like millions of others, I mourn the loss of this gifted leader and fighter for progressive ideals. My prayers and condolences go out to the Kennedy family."