Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
January 18, 2011
Contact Info: 

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the passing of Sargent Shriver:

“I’m deeply saddened by the loss of Sargent Shriver, a public servant who lived a full life dedicated to promoting justice and opportunity in America and throughout the world. As the first director of the Peace Corps, Mr. Shriver skillfully launched an organization that has strengthened respect for America across the world and has, for 50 years, exposed generations of Americans to the world beyond their borders. Mr. Shriver also made his mark as the director of important anti-poverty programs and as the leader of the Special Olympics movement. He brought to all of that work a singular commitment to service—and his good work will long outlive him.”