WASHINGTON -- Even in the year of the filibuster, it turns out that slow and steady wins the race.
Though some of his Republican colleagues made marathon stands on the Senate floor in 2013, it is Sen.
Sessions spoke for more than 33 hours this year, the congressional cable network reports, just a few more hours than Senate Majority Leader
That's an impressive distinction considering that Reid opens and closes the Senate most days that it is in session, often making extended opening remarks, while Sessions is a member of the minority party without a formal leadership position.
Sessions, though, is the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee and spoke often during the year’s various fiscal debates. He also was one of the most outspoken opponents of the
Sessions, first elected in 1996, is currently serving his third term. He is up for reelection in 2014.