WASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, Transportation, released this statement on the loss of former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens:
“Today I join my colleagues in mourning the loss of Senator Ted Stevens. I served on the Commerce Committee with Senator Stevens for many years. Senator Stevens always fought for equal access for rural Americans – from equal access to communications, to equal access to transportation and infrastructure. He was a champion of rural America – whether you were a rural West Virginian or a rural Alaskan.
“Sharon and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator Stevens’ wife, Catherine, as well as their family and friends during this very difficult time.”