The Bingaman Legacy
Honoring the Legacy of Senator Jeff Bingaman
“There’s this old description in the Senate of some being show horses and
some being workhorses, and it’s pretty easy to tell the difference . . . Jeff Bingaman is clearly a workhorse.”
-- former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.)
Wyden on Bingaman: Senate “Less Thoughtful and Less Informed” Without N.M. Senator
By Michael Coleman / ABQ Journal
Sen. Jeff Bingaman chaired a Senate committee hearing for the final time this morning, prompting Sen. Ron Wyden to lament that the upper chamber of Congress will be “less thoughtful and less informed” in the New Mexico Democrat’s absence.
Bingaman, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, is retiring after a 30-year Senate career. Today, he presided over his last hearing, an analysis of tax and energy policy in the Senate Finance Committee. Wyden, an Oregon Democrat who is expected to take over from Bingaman as chairman of the Senate energy committee, said the Senate would miss his steady, low-key legislative style.
Jeff Bingaman lets his work define Senate legacy
By Andrew Restuccia / Politico
Sen. Jeff Bingaman is a man of few words.
In a Senate where cable TV interviews and fiery floor speeches drive the day, he shies away from the spotlight, avoiding the horde of reporters who track his every move. When he does speak, he chooses his words carefully, delivering short declaratives that never veer into political gamesmanship.
New York Times Archive of Sen. Jeff Bingaman Articles/News -- Click Here
Senator Bingaman's Legacy -- Kent Salazar/Huffington Post
Senator Jeff Bingaman appears on Colbert Report -- December 12, 2012
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