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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R. La) issued the following statement about the passing of former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush:

“Barbara Bush was an inspiring and influential First Lady.  Becky and I are saddened by her passing, but we know that she left a powerful legacy.  Mrs. Bush helped champion countless humanitarian causes over the course of her life and touched the lives of millions around the world,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “It was, however, her work with literacy that distinguished her long philanthropic career.  Hopefully, her goal of universal literacy will be realized in the near future.  In recognition of her dream, I will ask that books from the Library of Congress be donated to a public school in Louisiana in her honor.”