Durbin Honors Former Senator Carl Levin On The Senate Floor

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today paid tribute to former U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) on the Senate floor who passed away earlier this week at the age of 87. In his remarks, Durbin spoke about his friendship with Levin and honored his legacy as a model of integrity and a champion of America’s military families and veterans.

“When he [Levin] retired in 2014, he left a legacy in the Senate, certainly of important and good legislation, but more importantly of the image of a real Senator. He left a powerful example of what we can achieve in life and in politics when we choose integrity over ideology and common good over confrontation. His keen intellect, his honesty and fair-mindedness, decency and unfailing civility earned him the respect of Senators on both sides of the aisle,” Durbin said.

“Loretta and I extend our deepest condolences to…the entire Levin family… Carl Levin was a good man and a good friend. I will truly miss him,” Durbin concluded.

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