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07/30/2021 | Press release | Archived content

Peters and Stabenow Honor Senator Carl Levin in the U.S. Senate

07.30.21

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Gary Peters (MI) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) today honored the life of former Senator Carl Levin. The Senators spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate highlighting Senator Levin's service to the people of Michigan, fierce commitment to truth and justice, and ability to work with everyone to get things done. The Senators authored a resolution memorializing Senator Levin and his legacy, which unanimously passed the U.S. Senate this evening. Following passage of the resolution, the Senate adjourned as a mark of respect to the memory of Senator Levin.

You can watch Peters' speech here and Stabenow's speech here.

'Carl's fearlessness, thoughtfulness and independence marked the epitome of what it means to be a public servant. He followed his conscience, and he always fought to do what was best for Michigan and for his country,' said Senator Peters, who succeeded Senator Levin in the U.S. Senate. 'I am forever grateful to Carl for his leadership, his mentorship, and his example. Carl's light in this world will be sorely missed, but the best thing we can do to honor his memory is to live by the same principles, integrity, and kindness that drove his leadership in public service for five decades.'

'Senator Carl Levin was many things - a crusader for truth and justice, a man of strong convictions, and a tireless advocate for the people of Michigan. He was also my friend, and it was truly an honor of a lifetime to represent Michigan alongside him for 14 of the 36 years that he served in the Senate. 36 years is a long time, but Senator Levin remained effective right up until the final day he served. That's because integrity never goes out of style. And Senator Levin never wavered in his dedication to doing what was right for Michigan and our country,' said Senator Stabenow, who served with Senator Levin in the U.S. Senate for 14 years.

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