Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        September 24, 2009
Statement by The President on The Appointment of Paul Kirk as US Senator From Massachusetts
"I am pleased that Massachusetts will have its full representation in the United States Senate in the coming months, as important issues such as health care, financial reform and energy will be debated. Paul Kirk is a distinguished leader, whose long collaboration with Senator Kennedy makes him an excellent, interim choice to carry on his work until the voters make their choice in January."

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