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Senate Convenes Thursday to Honor the Late Ted Stevens


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced that the United States Senate will convene tomorrow for a brief session to pass two legislative items, including a resolution honoring the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska.

Stevens died Monday in a plane crash near Dillingham.

“It is a fitting tribute that the Senate will convene to recognize the life and accomplishments of Sen. Stevens, an Alaska legend and patriot who served our state and nation with the highest distinction,” said Murkowski, who is working with former Stevens staffers to craft the resolution. “From the fight for statehood to the end of his distinguished career in the United States Senate, Ted Stevens shaped the history of Alaska and leaves an enormous legacy that will stand for all time.”

Although the Senate is in recess, it will reconvene briefly on Thursday to vote by unanimous consent for the Stevens resolution and a House-passed border security bill. Once the Senate returns in September, floor time will be set aside for members to recognize, reminisce about and honor Stevens and his legacy.

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