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Sen. Frank Lautenberg
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Senator Frank Lautenberg is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey serving his 5th term. Born to a working class immigrant family in Paterson, New Jersey, Lautenberg enlisted in the Army and served in World War II. Following the war, he attended Columbia University on G.I. Bill and graduated with a degree in economics. Lautenberg then joined two of his boyhood friends to found the nation’s first payroll services company, Automatic Data Processing (ADP). Lautenberg served as chairman and CEO, and along with his partners developed ADP into one of the largest computing services companies in the world.

Elected to the Senate in 1982, Lautenberg’s accomplishments include stopping aid to nations that support terrorism, keeping guns out of the hands of convicted domestic abusers, banning smoking on airplanes, getting drunk drivers off the roads, protecting oceans and environment, and improving America’s transportation system.

Senator Lautenberg serves on three Senate committees: Appropriations; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Environment and Public Works.

Blog Entries by Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Tell President Obama: Stop the NRA From Making Our Laws

1096 Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 08:28:16 (EST)

Among the many dangerous bills that corporate lobbyists and the Tea Party are sending slithering through Congress is one supported by the NRA that not only flies in the face of states' rights to set their own local laws, but is a direct threat to public safety for millions of...

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Stop and Remember

Posted August 22, 2011 | 14:05:04 (EST)

To ensure our country never forgets the price that terrorism exacted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Senate approved legislation last month that asks all Americans to stop and remember during a national Moment of Remembrance on September 11.

The Moment of Remembrance will occur at the same time...

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Why We Must Ban High-Capacity Gun Magazines

Posted April 6, 2011 | 14:59:04 (EST)

We were honored last week to join James and Sarah Brady as they marked the 30th anniversary of a tragic moment in history - the shooting of President Reagan.

James Brady, who took one of the bullets meant for the president, has since dedicated his life to preventing gun violence....

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Time to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Posted August 1, 2008 | 18:28:30 (EST)

We have had a long tradition of coming together as a nation to memorialize our fallen heroes--the men and women whose lives were lost on the battlefield.

But at the outset of the invasion of Iraq, the Bush administration decided to discard this important tradition and hide this honorable...

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