East Greenbush, NY- Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement: 

“Senator James Buckley was a conservative beacon for Republicans in New York ushering in the modern conservative movement that I am honored to be part of today. We are sending our prayers to his loved ones as they mourn the loss of a loving friend and family man as well as the conservative giant we came to know. 

Throughout his life, Senator Buckley fiercely defended the principles of the U.S. Constitution and the American people he served. On behalf of New York, we are forever indebted to him for his service, and we will continue to honor his memory by fighting for the conservative movement he built in New York and in Congress.”