Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, stands with his wife Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, as he waves to a gathering Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in his hometown of Pate

 

              Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, stands with his wife Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, as he waves to a gathering Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in his hometown of Pate
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the U.S. Senate, stands with his wife Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, as he waves to a gathering Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., where he announced plans to retire at the end of his current term. The 89-year-old says he'll fight for gun control, against global warming and press to ensure working families are not left behind. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)