"We mourn the loss of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a true American hero whose life was devoted to honor, country and service to the people of Hawaii. In an age where partisan politics seems inescapable, Senator Inouye exemplified bipartisanship and constructive compromise for the good of our nation. 'We may disagree, but we don’t have to be disagreeable,' was a common Inouye refrain, and his commitment to people over party affiliation was legendary among his colleagues. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to his wife Irene, his son Ken, and the entire Inouye family."