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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the President on Senator Jeff Bingaman's Retirement

WASHINGTON – Below please find a statement by President Obama on Senator Jeff Bingaman’s retirement:

“From his time in the Army, to his service as New Mexico’s Attorney General and Senior Senator, Jeff Bingaman has served this country and the people of New Mexico for more than three decades.  He has been a tireless advocate for preserving America’s natural resources and promoting a clean energy future.  Jeff has gained the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, in New Mexico and in Washington, and his voice on the floor of the Senate will be missed.  Michelle and I offer Jeff our best wishes and deepest appreciation for his lifetime of service.”