Press Statement
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 11, 2011

Hillary and I are deeply saddened by the passing of our good friend and colleague Howard Paster. We will remember Howard for his passion and candor, and his dedication to public service. As my Assistant for Congressional Relations, Howard made a tremendous difference in ensuring that my administration was able to carry out some of our most crucial initiatives.

As Chief Operating Officer for Hillary in 2008, Howard worked tirelessly and gave generously of his talents. We were thrilled to see him elected President of the Little League Foundation in 2002. We are thankful for Howard's friendship and we will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gail and their family.