Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) had some kind words for Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) Wednesday morning as Kennedy's Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee began the mark-up of healthcare legislation.

Dodd is acting as chairman of the committee in Kennedy's absence as the Massachusetts Democrat continues to fight brain cancer.

"Sen. Kennedy, our great friend and colleague," Dodd said. "I know all of us, and believe me, no one more than I, wish he were sitting in this chair here this morning to be presiding over this markup."

Check out the video here, courtesy of C-SPAN's Video Library.