Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today released the following statement on attending the 50th anniversary of the three historic civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in March 1965:

“Today, I was honored to be in Selma, Alabama to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday. I was joined by my friend and civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis, and other elected leaders, as well as people young and old from every background, to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. It’s a powerful symbol of the civil rights movement, but even as we celebrate what we have overcome, we must not forget how much further we have to go.”