Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, shares a laugh with wife Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Paterson, N.J., as he is introduced to a gathering where he announced plans to retire at the end of his current term. Lautenberg confirmed he would step down when his term ends in 2015 rather than seek re-election at age 90. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, shares a laugh with wife Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Paterson, N.J., as he is introduced to a gathering where he announced plans to retire at the end of his current term.  Lautenberg confirmed he would step down when his term ends in 2015 rather than seek re-election at age 90. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, shares a laugh with wife Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Paterson, N.J., as he is introduced to a gathering where he announced plans to retire at the end of his current term. Lautenberg confirmed he would step down when his term ends in 2015 rather than seek re-election at age 90. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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