Chairman Rogers Statement on the Passing of Senator Inouye
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers made the following statement today on the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate:
“It is with sad hearts that my wife Cynthia and I express our deep condolences to Senator Inouye’s family and his many, many friends here in Washington, in Hawaii, and across the country.
“Senator Inouye’s service to this great country as a soldier and a statesman is simply unparalleled, and to say that the man was an institution is a vast understatement. For the first time in over 50 years, this Congress will be without his strong and steadfast presence, and we will all be lesser for it. His humble commitment and service to the people of Hawaii, and to all Americans, will be remembered with our tremendous gratitude and respect. Anyone who met Senator Inouye knew that he was an extraordinary human being, and our hearts and prayers go out to those who are grieving this great loss.”