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Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Senator Thad Cochran

“It’s with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend, Senator Thad Cochran,” said Shaheen. “When I arrived in the Senate, Thad was very welcoming and immediately told me to my surprise that he had participated in a wedding on my husband’s side of the family. We became fast friends and, since he left the Senate, I’ve missed his kind nature. He was always the consummate gentleman, and I especially enjoyed working with him on the Appropriations Committee where he demonstrated principled leadership. He always had his constituents’ interests top of mind, and was tremendously dedicated to the State of Mississippi. Today, my thoughts are with his family and all of Mississippi.”