Peterson statement on passing of Congressman Sabo

Mar 14, 2016

WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson today made the following statement following the passing of Congressman Martin Sabo:

"Congressman Sabo was an outstanding public servant who left a gigantic legacy in Minnesota and beyond. In 1993, as House Budget Committee Chairman, he skillfully handled competing interests and politics to pass a budget that actually led our government out of a deficit. He reached out to the Blue Dog Coalition that I was leading at the time, and gave us a voice in the process. His bipartisanship and leadership was a strong model that I've continued to follow.

"My heartfelt condolences go out to Sylvia and the family members."