U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV).
Senator Gregg stated, "Kathy and I were deeply saddened this morning to learn of the passing of Senator Robert Byrd. He will be remembered as one of the greatest senators in American history. His death is a tremendous loss to the people of West Virginia whom he represented over the past 50 years, but also to the greater Senate family.
"I enjoyed serving with Senator Byrd who was a friend and colleague that I greatly admired. When I was first elected to the Senate, one of the things I most enjoyed was sitting on the floor as he spoke about the history of democratic governments, especially the unique role of the Senate both in the United States and in the Roman Empire. They were fascinating speeches. He will be greatly missed not only for his extraordinary abilities and leadership, but for his warm personal approach to his fellow senators."