Whitehouse Statement on Passing of Senator Byrd

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) issued the following statement today regarding the passing of U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-WV):

"Over his 57 years in Congress Senator Byrd became a towering figure in his native West Virginia and the Senate itself. He will be missed, but his mark will be indelible."