Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellThough flawed, complex Medicaid block grants have fighting chance Sanders: 'If you don't have the guts to face your constituents,' you shouldn't be in Congress McConnell: Trump's speech should be 'tweet free' 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.”

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Bush served in World War II, directed the Centeral Intelligence Agency (CIA), served as Vice President under President Regan before become the 41st president of the United States.

Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Susan CollinsSusan CollinsLeaked ObamaCare bill would defund Planned Parenthood GOP lawmaker at town hall calls on Trump to release his tax returns GOP senator won't vote to defund Planned Parenthood 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.