March 13th, 2008
02:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Byrd back on the Senate floor

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Sen. Byrd returned to the Senate Thursday."]

(CNN) - Sen. Robert Byrd made a surprise visit back to the Senate Thursday, a month after the 90-year-old Democrat fell in his West Virginia home.

Byrd was greeted warmly by many of his Senate colleagues and used a wheelchair and a walker to move around.

Byrd is Senate president pro tempore, a position that makes him third in line for the presidency, behind Vice President Dick Cheney and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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