Monday, Jun. 28, 2010
That power of the purse belongs to the people, and that is where it is vested. It is vested in the branch that represents the people, elected by the people.
- ROBERT BYRD,
- Senator, in a 1994 interview on the role of the U.S. Congress in government; the West Virginia Democrat, who was the longest-serving member of Congress, died on Monday morning