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Senate Observes Moment of Silence for Lautenberg

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate observed a moment of silence in honor of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., Monday afternoon, moments after convening for the day.

The New Jersey Senator’s desk on the Senate floor was draped in a black cloth with a vase of white roses set on top, in tribute to the Senator who passed away Monday morning.

Ticking though some of the Senator’s legislative accomplishments, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Lautenberg’s death is a “great loss to this institution,” as he was “one of the most productive Senators in the history of America.”

Reid set Wednesday morning for the Senate’s tribute to Lautenberg.

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