Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Senator Robert Byrd

For Immediate Release:

June 28, 2010

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Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
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WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the passing of Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV):

“Today we mourn the death of Senator Robert Byrd, the longest-serving Member of Congress in our nation’s history. Through a career that spanned 12 administrations, Senator Byrd distinguished himself with his self-taught erudition, his legislative work ethic, and his passionate advocacy for the people of West Virginia. He was a champion of the Constitution, the legislative branch, and his state. And despite the influence he accumulated over his long career, he never missed a chance for a kind gesture. He was one of the first to call with his condolences when my dog, Charlotte, died, and so many of us in Washington and West Virginia have similar stories of Senator Byrd’s courtesy. He will be deeply missed.”

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