Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Veteran Diplomat Richard Holbrooke

For Immediate Release:

December 13, 2010


Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) issued the following statement today following the passing of Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan: 

"I am deeply saddened by the death of Richard Holbrooke. He was a giant in the field of diplomacy, and his work will have a lasting impact across the world. From brokering the Dayton Peace Accords that ended the war in Bosnia, to serving as the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, his knowledge and experience was immense and his insight into global affairs was indispensable. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."