"The world became a better place because George Bush occupied the White House for four years", said Baker, who concluded his remarks fighting back tears. An assistant helped keep Dole steady on his feet, according to video from C-SPAN.
The law was just one point of intersection for Bush and Dole, now 95, who was one of its leading advocates in the Senate.
Bush achieved the office that Dole sought in 1996 as the Republican presidential nominee.
A special train will then take Bush's casket to the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, where Bush will be buried at his presidential library next to his wife, Barbara, and their young daughter Robin, who died in 1953.
There were rousing renditions of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Onward Christian Soldiers", but also many of Bush's country favourites.
Bush's service dog Sully visited the casket in the Capitol earlier Tuesday.
George P. Bush, son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and one of the former president's 17 grandchildren, reminisced about fly fishing and sharing Blue Bell Creameries ice cream, a well-known Texas brand, as a child with the man he called " Gampy".
So, before I write any more, watch below what happened at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday when Sen. He died on November 30 at the age of 94. John McCain, which was marked by implicit references to Trump and his behavior as president.
George W. Bush greeted Melania Trump with a kiss outside Blair House. And President Bush was a bipartisan president.
His wife, Elizabeth, is also very close with the Bush family, and served as a Republican senator from North Carolina for several years.
Mr Trump has ordered the federal government closed for a national day of mourning while flags on public buildings are flying at half-mast for 30 days.
Democrat Bill Clinton coasted to victory, ending Bush's presidency.
Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged the longest presidential marriage in US history.
Bush was born into privilege and politics (his father a USA senator and grandfather a top industrialist).