WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner released the following statement on the passing of former Wisconsin Congressman Melvin Laird: 

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Congressman Laird committed his life to public service and his fellow Americans. His accomplished legislative record and distinguished service at the Department of Defense made him well-respected among his colleagues and one of the most effective leaders in Washington. Although today we mourn his passing, we must also celebrate his illustrious life and legacy.”