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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by President Obama on the Passing of Former Senator Ted Stevens

WASHINGTON – Below please find a statement by President Obama on the passing of former Senator Ted Stevens:

“A decorated World War II veteran, Senator Ted Stevens devoted his career to serving the people of Alaska and fighting for our men and women in uniform.  Michelle and I extend our condolences to the entire Stevens family and to the families of those who perished alongside Senator Stevens in this terrible accident.”