WASHINGTON (HawaiiNewsNow) - Senator Inouye issued this statement Monday morning.
He says, "Senator Byrd was my mentor. Over the years he provided me countless opportunities and tasked me with positions of critical national oversight... while guiding my actions with the temperance he learned as the longest serving senator."
Representative Charles Djou says Senator Byrd's passing is, "Truly the end of an era. He will rightly be remembered for his decades of exemplary public service."
"Senator Inouye, like Senator Byrd, has served in Congress faithfully for decades, and I look forward to working with him to advocate for the best interests of Hawaii."