U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's political career

Updated 12:56 PM ET, Mon June 3, 2013
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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, passed away on Monday, June 3. Here, he presides over a hearing on Superstorm Sandy in Washington on December 6, 2012. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
President Bill Clinton and Lautenberg play golf on vacation in Martha's Vineyard on August 26, 1997. Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images
Lautenberg speaks with first lady Hillary Clinton on July 17, 2000, during a "Save America's Treasure" event on Ellis Island in New York. Chris Hondros/Newsmakers
Lautenberg, right, meets with Sen. Tom Daschle, left, D-South Dakota, and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, on October 3, 2002. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
Senate candidate Frank Lautenberg, right, debates with Republican candidate Douglas Forrester at News12 New Jersey television studios October 30, 2002, in Edison, New Jersey. Daniel Hulshizer-Pool/Getty Images
Lautenberg watches early voting returns with his grandchildren in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on November 5, 2002. TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images
Lautenberg attends a ceremony in honor of victims of the holocaust in Washington on May 1, 2008. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Lautenberg discusses Juvenile diabetes with Nick Jonas in Washington on June 23, 2009. Kris Connor/Getty Images
Lautenberg speaks to the press at the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on January 29, 2013. Alex Wong/Getty Images