Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) released the following statement upon learning of the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher:

“A grocer’s daughter who rose to become Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher will always be remembered for her steely resolve and transformational leadership. Alongside her partner and friend, Ronald Reagan, Thatcher helped lead the world beyond the Iron Curtain’s long shadow to a freer, more prosperous time. The Iron Lady’s legacy of unflinching boldness in confronting economic doldrums at home and pervasive communism abroad stands as a gold standard for all elected leaders seeking the political courage to make difficult decisions.”