Veteran Senate staffer Pam Gavin to retire this month

At the end of this month, the upper chamber will bid farewell to a 24-year Capitol Hill veteran, Superintendent of Public Records Pamela Gavin.

In a statement in the Senate chamber Monday, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) praised Gavin for safeguarding thousands of documents during her tenure, ranging from F.E.C. campaign records, to lobbyist disclosure forms, to lawmakers' financial disclosure reports.

Reid told the story of how, after anthrax forced the evacuation of the Hart Building for three months in late 2001, Gavin set up a temporary office in a corner of the Senate Library where she kept the Public Records office open every day.

H/T: Bob Cusack