Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuCongress needs to work to combat the poverty, abuse and neglect issues that children face Dems wrestle over how to vote on ‘Green New Deal’ Lobbying world 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