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June 29, 2010

THAT WOULD BE FOR NEXT WEEK.

SUP. MOLINA, CHAIR: VERY GOOD. ALL RIGHT. THAT'S FOR NEXT WEEK. THANK YOU. I HAVE TWO ADJOURNMENTS. I'D LIKE TO ASK THAT WE ADJOURN THIS MORNING IN THE MEMORY OF ROBERT SOLORIO. THE BELOVED GRANDFATHER OF RAQUEL SOLARIO. MR. SOLARIO WAS A LONG-TIME MONTEBELLO RESIDENT WHO ACTIVELY UTILIZED OUR MONTEBELLO SENIOR CENTER. WE WANT TO EXTEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO RAQUEL AND HER ENTIRE FAMILY. I'D ALSO AND THAT ALL MEMBERS TO ADJOURN IN THE MEMORY OF LEGENDARY UNITED STATES SENATOR ROBERT BYRD, WHO'S PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 92. THE WEST VIRGINIA LAWMAKER WAS THE LONGEST SERVING MEMBER OF CONGRESS IN THE UNITED STATES HISTORY. HE ROSE FROM POVERTY TO ELECTION IN CONGRESS IN 1953 AT A TIME-- AND AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING, HE WAS MAYOR PRO TEM OF THE SENATE AND THIRD IN LINE FOR SUCCESSION TO THE PRESIDENCY. SENATOR BYRD WAS A MASTER OF THE SENATE RULES. HE WAS A STAUNCH DEFENDER OF THE CONSTITUTION AND SPOKE OUT OFTEN ABOUT SENATE PROCESS AS WELL AS PROCEDURES. HIS LEGACY WAS TRULY FASCINATING. FOR EXAMPLE, AFTER VOTING AGAINST THE LANDMARK 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, HE LATER VIGOROUSLY RENOUNCED HIS OWN ACTIONS. HE WAS BOTH CRITICIZED AND CELEBRATED OVER THE YEARS, INCLUDING HIS MEMORABLE ELOQUENCE SPEAKING OUT IN 2003 AGAINST AUTHORIZING THE WAR ON IRAQ. SENATOR BYRD'S LEADERSHIP AND LEGACY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND TODAY WE PAY TRIBUTE TO ONE OF OUR

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