Washington, DC – Congressman Howard L. Berman, Ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on Muammar Qaddafi’s death.

“The NATO led air campaign succeeded in both preventing a humanitarian catastrophe and creating the conditions necessary for the Libyan people to end decades of oppression under Muammar Qaddafi. The Libyan people deserve a government that protects their rights and freedom. The United States is committed to helping the Libyan people take their next steps toward democracy, and I encourage the international community to remain engaged as well.”