WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement on the passing of Wisconsin Congressman Jerry Kleczka:

Congressman Sensenbrenner: "Congressman Jerry Kleczka was first and foremost a public servant. He fought his entire career for his beliefs and cared deeply for his district and for the state of Wisconsin. Although we often disagreed on policy, it was an honor to serve with someone so committed to making life better for his constituents. He will be missed my many."