Rep. Shea-Porter Statement on the Passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

“With the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, our country has lost an extraordinary leader. For more than five decades, Senator Kennedy led the way in healthcare, civil rights, and education. He was the Lion of the Senate, an effective legislator and good friend to both Democrats and Republicans. Ted Kennedy was one of the great public servants of our lifetime, and although he is no longer with us, his dream and vision for a better America will never die. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Vicki, his children Ted Jr., Patrick and Kara, and the entire Kennedy family.”