Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellScalise says FCC chair should abandon set-top box plan Progressive group changes tone on Kaine Trump hits Kaine on TPP: He supports a 'job killer' 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 CollinsTim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense The Trail 2016: Words matter Lobbyists bolting Trump convention early 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.