“This is a sad day for New Jersey. Our state has lost one of its most dedicated public servants and a dear friend to us all.
“It's hard to imagine New Jersey without Frank Lautenberg advocating for the issues important to us all. His energy was relentless. His intellect was sharp. His work ethic was an example to us all.
“I will miss Sen. Lautenberg and his guidance, leadership and friendship.
“On behalf of the New Jersey General Assembly, I offer our prayers and condolences and will forever remember Sen. Lautenberg as one of New Jersey's finest leaders."