Paul Weyrich, the founder of the Heritage Foundation, is being remembered as one of Washington's most influential conservatives. He died Thursday at the age of 66.
REP. ROY BLUNT ISSUED THIS STATEMENT:
"No matter the challenges Paul was facing in his personal life, he was always acutely aware of the challenges facing our nation and devoted his entire life to strengthening our country. His ability to persuade without berating, and teach without demeaning, are lessons that would serve many on both sides of the aisle well," Blunt said.
Blunt was a regular attendee of Weyrich's weekly Wednesday lunches.