TRIBUTE TO SENATOR EXON; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 143
(Senate - October 21, 1996)

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                        TRIBUTE TO SENATOR EXON

 Mr. PELL. Mr. President, I would like to take this opportunity 
to express my best wishes to Senator James Exon, who is retiring from 
the Senate after 18 years of dedicated service to his constituents in 
Nebraska. He is a true friend and a respected and trusted colleague.
  As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Exon has 
provided invaluable leadership in ensuring the integrity of our 
national defense. I have had the honor of working with him on the 
problem of U.S. nuclear weapons testing.
  At the end of the cold war, Senator Exon utilized his common sense 
and Midwestern values to grapple with the difficult task of defense 
downsizing. Senator Exon was not afraid to take on this, and other, 
difficult issues--deficit reduction and restricting foreign takeovers 
of businesses that are vital to our national security.
  Jim Exon has earned the respect and gratitude of his colleagues, 
constituents, and citizens of our Nation. I know that I shall miss my 
colleague from Nebraska and I wish him well in his future