Washington: Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) released the following statement on the passing of Senator Pete Domenici.
"I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Senator Pete Domenici. One of my proudest legislative accomplishments is the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Together Senator Bingaman, Senator Domenici, Congressman Dingell and I served on the conference committee for this comprehensive energy legislation. Pete’s wisdom and guidance was felt throughout the process and undoubtedly helped this bill become law. He will be remembered as a strong leader and advocate for his home state of New Mexico. To me, Pete was both a mentor and friend who I relied upon often for political and nonpolitical advice. My thoughts and prayers are with the Domenici family."