Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) issued the following statement after learning of the passing of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA):

“John was an amazing man – a civil rights icon, my colleague, and my friend. His achievements as a leader and a legislator will be felt by generations to come. He truly made a difference. Some of my proudest accomplishments in Congress are those when I partnered with John to strengthen the Voting Rights Act to ensure all Americans have access to vote. We made strange bedfellows – a conservative lawyer from Wisconsin and a liberal preacher from Georgia, but I learned a lot from John Lewis and I admire his remarkable life. May he rest in peace."