Senate Pays Tribute to RPCV Dodd
By Jonathan Pearson on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
RPCV Senator Chris Dodd, referred to by his colleague Charles Schumer as “a man of the Senate…in the category of Robert Byrd and Ted Kennedy,” gave his farewell address Tuesday afternoon on the Senate Floor.
Illinois Senator Richard Durbin reflected on Senator Dodd’s Peace Corps service, noting that his colleague “found his way to serve America by serving in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic, where he lived for two years in a mountaintop village in a house with a tin roof and no running water or telephone. In that village he started a maternity hospital, family planning program, a youth club, and a school. Those were the first installments of what would become, for Chris Dodd, a lifetime of work protecting women and children worldwide.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also expressed their friendship and affection for Dodd and praised him for his hard work and effectiveness in passing many critical pieces of legislation.
Follow this link to learn more about the legislative history of Senator Dodd.