Portman Statement on Passing of Carl Levin
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to news of the passing of former Michigan Senator Carl Levin.
“I was saddened to hear of the passing my friend Carl Levin. During our time together in the Senate, we worked together to promote the interests of our neighboring states. We fought to protect the men and women in the auto manufacturing industries of Ohio and Michigan as co-chairs of the Senate Auto Caucus. We also led efforts to protect the Great Lakes ecosystem our states share as co-chairs of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force.
“Carl served as my predecessor as Chair of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and we shared the same commitment to rigorous and bipartisan congressional oversight of our federal government on behalf of the American people. Carl built a legacy serving the people of Michigan that will endure. Jane and I are thinking of his wife Barbara and the entire Levin family in this difficult time.”