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Advisory: Mikulski Statement on the Death of George H.W. Bush

Dec. 3, 2018
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Retired U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., a Homewood Professor at Johns Hopkins University, today issued the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:

Joining with the nation in mourning, I wish to extend my condolences to the Bush Family and to express my gratitude for President Bush’s decades-long service to our nation.

President Bush was a member of the greatest generation who saw it as their duty to protect our country during war and to work for the good of the nation when the war was over. Holding many government posts, he worked to advance peace and prosperity in our nation and throughout the world.

I knew and worked with him during the Reagan Presidency and again in his own. From advocating for space science to his Points of Light Foundation, we found common ground. In space science we worked together to launch the Hubble Telescope to ensure its viability and survivability. His Points of Light effort was focused on public-private partnerships to help local grassroots efforts solve social problems and light up the community with inspiration and financial help. My role was to assist in funding it for over two decades.

President Bush respected and lived by the Constitution – attempting to work with Congress to find sensible, affordable solutions. Always civil, wanting reason over ranting, President Bush called forth all of us to serve the nation in any way we could for the common good.

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