May 7, 1993 |
When Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.) arrived late for a Superfund hearing Thursday, he apologized for "sticking my nose into global matters" that left him with 15 stitches to the nose, chin and neck. Lautenberg, 69, said he had an accidental encounter with a globe in a brass frame. According to his press secretary, the senator was being briefed by an aide Wednesday when he tripped on a floor tile in his office and hit the globe head-on. He was treated by the Capitol physician.
July 9, 1987 |
A senator told the secretary of transportation Wednesday to stop using "double talk and petty technicalities" and take serious steps to improve air safety and reduce airline delays. But Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Hanford Dole, testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee's transportation subcommittee, said her agency has been straightforward about its safety program and has adjusted its efforts wisely during a period of rapid air traffic growth.
August 4, 1989 |
States that prohibit tobacco sales to minors and enact other anti-smoking provisions would become eligible for $100 million in grants under legislation introduced in the Senate Thursday. Sponsored by Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), the bill would reward states that bar the sale of cigarettes to youths under 18, restrict vending machine sales of cigarettes to places where minors are not permitted and end the distribution of free samples of cigarettes.
June 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), the last World War II veteran in the Senate, died Monday morning at age 89 due to complications from viral pneumonia, his office announced. Lautenberg was first elected to the Senate in 1982, retired in 2000 and then returned to the chamber in January 2003. He was known for championing gun control and anti-drunk-driving legislation and leading a successful effort to ban smoking on planes, among other causes. In February, he had announced plans to retire when his term expired in January 2015.
February 14, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, the last of the World War II veterans in the Senate, is retiring at the end of this term, he said Thursday. Lautenberg, who turned 89 last month, had been planning to run for reelection in 2014. This year, however, Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, indicated interest in the job and began forming a campaign committee to explore the option. Booker is not the only potential candidate, and the prospect of an open Senate seat could set up a scramble among Democrats.
August 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - New Jersey Democrats chose Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a rising party star, in Tuesday's special primary to seek a U.S. Senate seat this fall, while Republicans selected Steven M. Lonegan, the former mayor of Bogota, N.J. Booker has drawn national attention for his efforts to improve "Brick City" and his embrace of Twitter as a form of civic engagement. He is favored to replace Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, who died in June at 89. The winner will serve the remaining 15 months of Lautenberg's term.