Burr Statement On Senator Ted Kennedy

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) today issued the following statement regarding the recent news about Senator Ted Kennedy:

"I was saddened to hear the news about Senator Kennedy today. He is a valued friend and colleague here in the Senate, and we are keeping him and his family in our prayers."

"Senator Kennedy has proven time and again that he is as tough as they come, and has earned the reputation as one of the hardest workers and effective fighters in the Senate. We look forward to his return. I am sure he will approach this challenge with the same determination he approaches everything else. We pray for an effective treatment from the doctors and a quick and speedy recovery."