Sen. Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuFive unanswered questions after Trump's upset victory Pavlich: O’Keefe a true journalist Trump’s implosion could cost GOP in Louisiana Senate race MORE (D-La.) extolled the work that Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) has done for her state as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Landrieu, also a member of the committee, has credited Byrd with helping her secure billions in aid for Louisiana after hurricanes ravaged the state in 2005.

See Landrieu's statement below.

"Senator Byrd