Nightly News   |  July 16, 2013

Edward Markey sworn in to Senate

Edward Markey became the newest member of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, after serving 37 years in the House. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> edward markey became the newest member of the u.s. senate today moving up a chamber, after serving 37 years in the house, representing massachusetts. that makes him the longest serving house member to ever win election to the senate. in the house, he ranked eighth out of 435 bhebs in terms of seniority, now he's at the bottom of 100. this fills the seat vacated when john kerry became secretary of state. in the senate today, they finally reached a deal on approving presidential nominees by democrats to limit filibusters.