After serving together for 25 years, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-Cliffside Park) today welcomed his “friend” Arlen Specter to the Senate Democratic Caucus.
“New Jersey and Pennsylvania share not only a border, but also many common values and interests. I am confident that with Senator Specter joining us in the majority party in the Senate, our region will benefit greatly,” Lautenberg said.
Lautenberg says that Specter’s party switch will give Democrats a better chance of advancing their legislative agenda: “revitalizing the economy, providing Americans with affordable health care, improving transportation and lowering taxes on the middle class.”
“Americans want action, not obstruction,” said Lautenberg. “Senator Specter's decision will help President Obama and the majority in Congress deliver the changes people are hoping for."