07/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 22:38
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement following the passing of former U.S. Senator Carl Levin:
'Senator Levin was one of the finest leaders to have ever served the State of Michigan and our country.
'When I first began serving in Congress, I would often seek Senator Levin's advice. His guidance was especially important to me as I succeeded him in the United States Senate. He was not only a mentor - he was a personal friend, who I looked up to as an extraordinary public servant. Senator Levin would always extend his hand to get things done for the betterment of our country - and today's Congress would do well to follow his example of commonsense problem-solving.
'As Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Levin focused on ensuring our military was equipped to address growing threats. As Chair of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, he held those in positions of authority accountable - especially those responsible for the Wall Street collapse and the ensuing economic recession.
'And - at his core - Senator Levin was a Michigan man, through and through. From his days on the Detroit City Council to the halls of the United States Senate, Senator Levin always had the well-being of Michiganders on his mind. He was a leader of unmatched character, principled leadership and integrity who will be remembered for his devotion to his family, our state and our country - and whose incredible impact was equaled by his humility.
'Colleen and I extend our deepest condolences to his loving wife Barbara, his daughters Kate, Laura, and Erica, his brother Sandy and to the entire Levin family.'