NJ Sen. Frank Lautenberg outlines plans

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Associated Press

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 8:04 AM

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — The oldest member of the U.S. Senate says he'll keep working until his term ends in 2015.

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg spoke in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., on Friday, one day after announcing he would not seek re-election next year.

The 89-year-old says he'll fight for gun control, against global warming and press to ensure working families are not left behind.

The speech was nostalgic, as Lautenberg reminisced about growing up poor in the city. He credited the G.I. Bill with helping him go to college after World War II. He went on the help create the payroll processing company ADP.

Lautenberg will be 90 when his term ends in 2015.

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