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The Winding Tale of One Senate Desk's Very Long History

Undercover Capitol takes you inside the historic workplace — one video at a time

The antique mahogany desk once used by Jefferson Davis, who resigned from the Senate to become president of the Confederate States of America, has been used by other big-name lawmakers over the decades. But thanks to a resolution Cochran sponsored in 1995, the senior senator from Mississippi gets first dibs — next up, Republican Sen. Roger Wicker.