Political Notebook


Donnelly goes to Normandy

Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., was part of a large bipartisan congressional delegation that traveled to Normandy, France, to observe Friday's 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, a turning point in World War II.

The Washington Post reported that nine senators and as many as 25 House members made the trip, including Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, one of two World War II veterans serving in the House.

Donnelly, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement: "We continue to honor those who are still with us today, and those we have lost. It is a great privilege to bring the prayers and good wishes of the people of Indiana to Normandy as we commemorate D-Day on the behalf of World War II veterans everywhere."