BISHOP STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR DANIEL K. INOUYE
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of the Senator Daniel K. Inouye:
“Senator Inouye served his nation with distinction, first as a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and then for almost half a century as the U.S. Senator from the State of Hawaii. As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, he was a fighter for the men and women of our military and their families. He committed the first $10 million for the construction of the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning, Georgia—a magnificent memorial to the Infantry Soldier of America’s wars.
Senator Inouye was a zealous defender of the powers of Congress under the Constitution against any infringement by the Executive Branch. His powerful legacy of service and leadership in the Senate will be greatly missed.”