Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in congratulating Grassley on the accomplishment on the floor of the Senate, even referred to the Iowa senator’s Twitter account.
“And of course, we’re all familiar with his tweets,” McConnell said. “Much like the senator himself, they are truly one of a kind.”
Grassley, who sends his own tweets, is known for his unique abbreviations.
"This isn't just tweeting. This is avant-garde, stream of consciousness poetry. It's Jack Kerouac typing On the Road with his thumbs!" Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert said of Grassley's Twitter account earlier this year.
Senate colleagues Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) congratulated Grassley via tweets.
Congratulations to my friend and colleague @chuckgrassley for achieving a milestone in the Senate!— Tom Harkin (@SenatorHarkin) November 14, 2012
@chuckgrassley my finance committee colleague - great work on reaching 11,000 vote milestone.— Jay Rockefeller (@SenRockefeller) November 14, 2012