Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSenate passes funding bill to avoid shutdown Conservative groups deliver last-minute warning to GOP on spending bill Congress votes to override Obama for first time MORE (R-Ky.) and other Republicans came to the Senate floor Thursday to mark former President George H.W. Bush’s 90th birthday.
“Today, our nation’s 41st President, George H.W. Bush, turns 90,” McConnell said. “Beyond wishing him a very happy birthday, I want to acknowledge President Bush’s extraordinary record of service.”
Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Susan CollinsSusan CollinsSwing-state Republicans play up efforts for gun control laws Reid knocks GOP on gun 'terror loophole' after attacks GOP pressures Kerry on Russia's use of Iranian airbase MORE (R-Maine) joined McConnell.
“I am amazed he has been able to pack so many accomplishments in just 90 short years,” Collins said.
Bush was celebrating his birthday by parachuting out of a plane.
On Wednesday evening, the Senate passed S.Res. 471 to honor Bush on his birthday. The resolution also honored his wife, Barbara Bush, who turned 88 this week.