[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1995, Book II)]
[August 16, 1995]
[Pages 1258-1259]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on Senator Bill Bradley's Decision Not To Seek Reelection
August 16, 1995

    Senator Bill Bradley's decision not to seek a fourth term in the 
U.S. Senate is a loss to the people of New Jersey and all Americans.
    I will miss his leadership in our efforts to deal with the critical 
issues of race, crime, and violence and America's opportunity and 
responsibility in the post-cold-war era. I am also grateful for his 
leadership and support in moving the Democratic Party in a new direction 
to bring economic opportunity to all Americans by reducing the deficit, 
investing in our people for the future, and creating more trade 

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for American products around the world, while we continue our 
traditional mission to protect the environment and the health, safety, 
and welfare of our elderly and our children.
    In every aspect of his career--as an Olympian, as a professional 
basketball player, as a Senator--Bill Bradley has performed admirably. 
New Jersey and America are better for his service. Hillary and I wish 
the best for him and for Ernestine and their daughter, Theresa Anne.