WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today made the following statement on the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI).

"The nation has lost an incredible senator and an American hero today. From his decorated military career to his long-time service for the state of Hawaii, Senator Inouye was a strong leader and a dedicated public servant. Despite being a war hero, Senator Inouye was humble to the end. He was and always will be known as a true gentleman of the Senate. Aloha, Senator Inouye."