WASHINGTON, D.C.Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), dean of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, released the following statement today after news reports that Senator Edward M. Kennedy has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor:

“Ted Kennedy is the greatest Senator in American history and a tireless fighter for America’s families. I know that he will take on this latest challenge with the same fighting spirit, strength and courage he has always shown. My thoughts and prayers are with him, his wife, Vicki, and his family. I look forward to seeing him fully recover and working with him for many, many more years to come.”



May 20, 2008

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