Robert Byrd: U.S. Senator 1959-2010 (20 images)

Updated: June 28, 2010 at 11:28 AM
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Led by Democratic leader Robert Byrd D-West Virginia (center-seated), Senate Democrats (L-R seated) Lloyd Bentsen, Texas, Byrd, Gaylord Nelson, Wisconsin and (L-R standing) Max Baucus, Montana, Pat (Patrick) Leahy, Vermont, Donald Riegle, Michigan and Jim Sasser, Tennessee moved to prevent Republicans from pushing President Reagan's 10% across-the-board tax cut through the Senate June 26, 1980. (UPI Photo/Ron Bennett)
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