The House will take up a resolution on Tuesday honoring the life of Tim Russert, who died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 58 last Friday.
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), who represents Russerts hometown of Buffalo, will offer the measure honoring the star political journalist.
The resolution highlights Russerts work in public service, including his years spent working for former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) and former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (D).
It also showcases Russerts stints in journalism, including his more than two decades of work at NBC, his award-winning coverage of President Ronald Reagans funeral and his role as moderator of Meet the Press, the longest-running program in the history of television.
Russert sat in the front seat of world history, chronicling the domestic and international political and societal events that have defined our time, deftly describing and analyzing these events for millions of Americans, the resolution states.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.