Nation's oldest senator sidelined by leg pain
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - March 11, 2013 (WPVI) -- Leg pain caused the nation's oldest senator to miss several votes last week.
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey missed voting on the confirmation of John Brennan to become head of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Lautenberg spokesman Caley Gray told The Record newspaper the 89-year-old Democrat had pain in his legs and was getting them checked out.
Lautenberg was sick with the flu in late December and early January. He missed several votes related to a $60 billion relief package for Superstorm Sandy.
Lautenberg announced last month he would retire next year and not seek re-election.
u.s. senate, new jersey, local/state
- Over 75 injured in partial London theater collapse 49 min ago
- Record Weekend Warmth 41 min ago
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- 2013 Troop Greetings
- Security breach affected all cards, not just Target's
- Steps you can take to reduce fraud risk
- 1 dead after car plunges into lake in Vineland 42 min ago
- Is heroin addiction as close as your medicine cabinet? 48 min ago
- Philadelphia Police search for missing 2-year-old boy 46 min ago
- Attempted child luring in Newtown, Bucks County
- Holiday tips, cards stolen in East Pikeland Twp.
- Pastor defrocked after performing son's gay wedding
- 50 coworkers in Del. to split $1M Mega Millions ticket
- Bring old clothes to new H&M for savings
- Record Weekend Warmth
41 min ago
- Over 75 injured in partial London theater...
49 min ago
6abc.com News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos