Casey Statement on Passing of Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the below statement following news that former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has passed away:

“I am deeply saddened to learn that my friend Arlen Specter has passed away. I had the honor and privilege of working with him in the U.S. Senate on behalf of the people of Pennsylvania. Arlen was a statesman and a problem solver who was able to work with Democrats and Republicans in the best interest of our Commonwealth and our Country. Arlen fought cancer courageously and his enduring legacy of support for the National Institutes of Health will help countless Americans as they battle cancer and other ailments. My thoughts and prayers are with Joan, Shanin, Stephen and his entire family.”

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