Statement by Maya MacGuineas on the Passing of Former Congressman Martin Sabo

All of us at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget are deeply saddened by the loss of former Congressman Martin Sabo, a dedicated member of our board and an exemplary public servant throughout his 28 years of service in the House of Representatives.

In an era of partisanship, Congressman Sabo represented the people of Minnesota and the country with remarkable grace, dignity, and civility. His unmatched kindness and unwavering commitment to bipartisan cooperation made him not just an outstanding legislator, but also a decent man. 

As chairman of the House Budget Committee, Congressman Sabo played a pivotal role in putting together the 1993 federal budget and deficit reduction package, which he later recalled as one of his proudest accomplishments.

We honor his service to our country and will always appreciate the profound vision and leadership he offered our organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Sylvia, daughters Karin Mantor and Julie Sabo, and their entire family.