June 28, 2010

Byrd's Service Of Note For The Senate, Nation

Crapo says longest-serving Senator pressed for civility, tradition

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo said the passing of Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) today is a time for the United States Senate and the nation to note Byrd's history in the Senate of calling for civility and tradition in public service. Byrd served in Congress for 57 years, longer than any member of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives.

"Senator Byrd pressed for civility, fair dialogue and respect for the traditions of the Senate every day he served here," Crapo said. "In an era where partisanship and dividing political discourse seem to be the norm, we should remember Senator Byrd's efforts to maintain decorum and tradition in the operations of the Senate."