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  • Inouye succeeds Byrd as Senate president pro-tempore

    06/29/2010 12:41:14 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28 | Paul Kane
    Following the death of Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.), Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the most senior member of the Senate, will be sworn in as president pro-tempore of the Senate, placing him third in the line of succession to become president. Inouye will be formally sworn in once the chamber opens for business Monday, at 2 p.m. EDT, in a service just steps away from the long-time desk of Inouye's close friend, Byrd, who died at 3 a.m. Monday. Staff have already draped a black mohair cloth over Byrd's desk, placing white roses atop it, a standard symbol of mourning when...
  • Paying off Byrd

    01/23/2003 1:42:55 PM PST · by Jean S · 13 replies · 165+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 1/23/04 | Staff
    <p>Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat, no longer is the U.S. Senate's president pro tempore. And that means he's no longer fourth in the line of presidential succession. Neither is Mr. Byrd, 85, any longer the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, the nation's porkmeister in chief, if you will. He lost those positions — and his power — when Republicans retook control of the upper chamber.</p>