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Blog: Congress Loses a Legend

Jul 02, 2010 | By Catherine Pinkerton, CSJ, former NETWORK Lobbyist

That at his passing, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) merited the high respect of being laid in state in the Senate Chamber goes without saying. His recognition as the longest-serving member of Congress—fifty-one years in the Senate, following six years of service in the House of Representatives—is only one indication of the remarkable record of Senator Byrd’s call and commitment to the people of West