Congresswoman Lee Statement on the Passing of Rep. Ellen Tauscher

Oakland, CA – Today, Congresswoman Lee released the following statement in response to the passing of former California Rep. Ellen Tauscher:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Ellen Tauscher.

“I came to know Ellen as a friend and colleague while serving together as representatives for Northern California. She was a passionate, principled public servant, and I always admired her incredible dedication to her constituents, California, and the nation. Ellen was also a champion of peace and diplomacy, and her work as Under Secretary for Arms Control under President Obama should be a guide for us all in our work for a more peaceful world.

“My thoughts and prayers are with Ellen’s family and friends at this difficult time. She will be missed.”