Washington, D.C.– Bipartisan Policy Center President Jason Grumet issued the following statement on the passing of former Rep. Martin Sabo, a co-chair of BPC’s National Transportation Policy Project:
“Congressman Martin Olav Sabo had a keen eye for innovation. He sought opportunities to bring new perspectives and fresh thinking to any policy issue he worked on, and he was never afraid to challenge preconceptions.
“Throughout his time in Congress, Rep. Sabo worked tirelessly to ensure that communities across America had the tools to make smart investments in infrastructure. In his role as co-chair of our National Transportation Policy Project, Martin demonstrated unique ability to building consensus with a keen knowledge of the facts and unique understanding of human nature.
“We are grateful to have had the privilege of Martin’s expertise and partnership over the past several years. True to his vigor and passion, just last September he joined another great leader, former North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan, for a BPC forum in the Twin Cities on leadership, governance, and budgeting.
“Finally, we salute Martin’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders through his long involvement with the University of Minnesota and Augsburg College. His mentorship, friendship, and fundamental decency will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sabo family.”