MINNEAPOLIS, MN – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued the following statement on the passing of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan:

“I was saddened to hear about the passing of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan. She served admirably as First Lady. Later, when her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she fought to advance the progress of research on that disease and was a strong advocate for innovative medical research for cures and new treatments for all diseases. We can ensure that Mrs. Reagan’s legacy lives on by carrying on this advocacy. I send my condolences to her family and many friends.”