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Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., gestures during a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday Feb. 5, 1997, where he called for an increase in the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's budget to carry through inquiry into the effect of the Gulf War syndromes on approximately 700,000 veterans who served in the Gulf War.
Gallery: Jay Rockefeller through the years
Jan. 11, 2013 @ 06:09 PM
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who came to West Virginia as a young man from one of the world's richest families to work on antipoverty programs and remained in the state to build a political legacy, announced Friday he will not seek a sixth term.