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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 17, 1999


Senator Frank Lautenberg has been a great public servant and a principled champion of the people of New Jersey and the children of America. He has done as much as any other citizen to protect our young people from tobacco, was the author of the national law raising the drinking age, and passed legislation barring those convicted of domestic abuse from owning guns. He has led our efforts to pass a clean environment on to the next generation. With his hardheaded business sense, he has helped bring balance to the books of the federal government, working with me to craft a balanced budget that invests in the education and health care of our people. Frank Lautenberg has been tough, tireless and tremendously effective. And more than that, he has been a great friend. Hillary and I wish him the best.