Reaching Milestone: Senate OKs Health Care Measure!!"Michigan Democrat John Dingell, at 83 the longest-serving member of the House, used two crutches to navigate the ice outside the Senate chamber as he made his way inside with his wife, Debbie, at his side.
The galleries quickly filled with the guests of senators, as the lawmakers themselves trickled into the chamber and took their seats under the gaze of Kennedy's widow, Vicki.
As the vote progressed, she grew tearful."
'Mr. President, this is for my friend, Ted Kennedy,' intoned Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., the longest-serving member of Congress in history, as he cast his vote for the bill. Download two articles in PDF format