Washington, D.C. –
Senator Gillibrand released the following statement today on the passing of Senator
Edward M. Kennedy:
“Senator Kennedy’s dedication
for over four decades to help millions of our nation’s children, seniors and
families is an inspiration to me, and I am honored to have had the opportunity
to serve with him in the United States Senate.
“While we have lost an American treasure
today, Senator Kennedy’s rich legacy, historic legislative record and deep
commitment to positive change for all Americans will continue to be felt for
generations to come.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Kennedy
family as they grieve over their loss.”