Robert C. Byrd

Robert Carlyle "Bob" Byrd was a United States Senator from West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a U.S. Representative from 1953 until 1959 and as a U.S. Senator from 1959 to 2010. He was the longest-serving Senator in United States history. Wikipedia*

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Robert C. Byrd has 1,647 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 Senate Committee. The year with the most videos was 1988 with 206 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 1,198 views per program. Most appearances with Bob Dole (10), Ted Kennedy (8), Jim Wright Jr. (8). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Senate, Congress.

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U.S. Senator, D-WV View Map January 1, 1959 - June 28, 2010 Videos: 1,644 U.S. Representative, D-WV 6th January 3, 1953 - August 24, 1958 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Mine Safety, Experts Panel

    Mine Safety, Experts Panel

    Mine safety officials testified on proposals to invest in mine safety programs, focusing on efforts to prevent mine disasters.…

  • Mine Safety, Company Panel

    Mine Safety, Company Panel

    Don Blankenship and Cecil Roberts testified about the April 5, 2010 explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, as well as the company’s…

  • Senator Robert Byrd on Congressional Service

    Senator Robert Byrd on Congressional Service

    On November 18, 2009, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) became the longest serving Member of Congress having served in the House…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business with two hours of tributes to Senator Robert Byrd. Thereafter the…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate voted to proceed to the unemployment benefits extension bill and also confirmed Irene Berger to be U.S. district…

  • Senate Session

    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter returned to debate on the fiscal year 2010 Defense…

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