BOSTON, MA – Congressman Stephen F. Lynch today released the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke:

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of U.S. Senator Edward Brooke. Senator Brooke had a truly remarkable life story. He was a decorated veteran and an accomplished public servant who leaves behind a historic legislative record working to improve the lives of the people of Massachusetts and across the nation. His advocacy for affordable housing serves as a reminder of important work that remains undone.  I admire and appreciate Senator Brooke's keen ability to bridge party lines in Washington during difficult times, a talent that is sorely missed today. Margaret and I send our prayers and condolences to the Brooke family.”