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Byrd on the Mend

Senate Appropriations Chairman Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) remained hospitalized Wednesday after a fall at his home.

[IMGCAP(1)]Byrd spokesman Jesse Jacobs said doctors are keeping Byrd for observation “much to his chagrin,” and that the nonagenarian does not appear to have broken any bones when he fell Monday.

“Since he has cast a record 18,241 votes, he is anxious to get to 20,000 and being in the hospital does not help that effort!!” Jacobs wrote in an e-mail. “Based on the fact that he is 90 years of age and his position as President Pro Tempore of the Senate, I think they are just taking some added precautions.”

— Emily Pierce

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