For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
"I was saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Robert Byrd, who was one of the U.S. Senate's great leaders. Working with Senator Byrd during his tenure as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Homeland Security has been an honor. His extraordinary record of service and his commitment to the people of West Virginia and our country have left a mark upon the history of our nation. He will be truly missed."