Portman Statement on Passing of Bob Dole

December 5, 2021 | Press Releases
Portman Statement on Passing of Bob Dole
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to news of the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-KS).
“I am saddened to hear about the passing of Senator Bob Dole, a true patriot who devoted his life to the nation he loved. During his nearly 40 years representing the people of Kansas, Bob was a principled leader and advocated tirelessly for disability rights, food security, veterans health care, and  so many other issues. I’m proud to have called Bob Dole my friend, and to have worked with him on a number of issues when I was in the House and the first Bush White House and he served as Senate Majority Leader.
“Bob was also an American hero of the Greatest Generation, fighting on behalf of our country in World War II and earning two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his heroism and valor. We all owe a debt of gratitude for the extraordinary sacrifices he made on behalf of all Americans.  Jane and I send our deepest condolences to Elizabeth and the Dole family at this time.”