Burr Statement On The Passing Of Senator Jesse Helms

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement today about the passing of his friend and colleague, former Senator Jesse Helms:

"Brooke and I are extremely saddened to hear the news of the passing of Jesse Helms. Jesse was a mentor and good friend and his contributions to North Carolina and to the nation were countless. We will miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dot and the entire Helms family."