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For Immediate Release
October 14, 2012

Remembering Sen. Arlen Specter

Sen. Chuck Grassley issued the following comment about Sen. Arlen Specter (1930-2012):

“Arlen Specter and I were first elected to the United States Senate the same year, and I served with him on the Judiciary Committee for 30 years.  We came from very different places, an Iowa farmer and a Philadelphia lawyer, and we had different views, but we shared a commitment to making the legislative process work in the Senate.  Sen. Specter was a friend to his colleagues, and he served Pennsylvanians with his tenacity and willingness to fight hard no matter what the challenge.”