Senator Byrd The Longest-Serving Lawmaker

American VoicesPoliticscongress ISSUE 45•47 Nov 20, 2009

After more than 56 years in office, 92-year-old Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-WV) has become the longest-serving member of Congress. What do you think?

  • “It's sad that, even today, the Senate's still the only way for a West Virginia boy to get out of the mines."”

    Vicki Wiedlin –
    Systems Analyst

  • “In 1964 he denies civil rights, then in 2008 he backs Barack Obama. Who knows how he'll feel about black people in 2052?"”

    Tom Valentine –
    Door Patcher

  • “Who is the shortest-serving member of Congress? I feel like that's the guy who needs the most encouragement."”

    Joe Caffey –
    Notch Grinder

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