Congressman Robin Hayes Issues Statement on Passing of Senator Jesse Helms

Congressman Robin Hayes (NC-8) issued the following statement on the passing of Senator Jesse Helms early this morning:

"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Senator Helms.  He loved his country and he loved his home state of North Carolina.  He set the standard for constituent service - with no problem being too small or too big for him to tackle.

"Senator Helms will be remembered for his work to spread freedom around the world and his unmovable core convictions that guided him through his career.  I am proud to have called Jesse Helms a friend and a mentor."