The following statement was issued today by House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt following the passing of former NH Congressman Perkins Bass:
"Today New Hampshire lost one of its true statesmen with the passing of former Congressman Perkins Bass. He devoted much of his life to public service, as a selectman for his hometown, a member of the NH House, the president of the NH Senate, and as a United States Congressman. He also served his country proudly as a member of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. Perkins Bass is one of the last of his generation of public servants who helped to make the Granite State what it is today--a great place to work, live and raise a family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family at this time of loss."