Senate Democratic participants include Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), Majority Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) and Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Chris Dodd (Conn.) and Tom Harkin (Iowa). Republicans include McConnell, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Mike Enzi (Wyo.).
In addition, House and Senate leaders from both parties were each allowed to bring four lawmakers to represent their chamber.
House representatives include Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.), Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.), Robert Andrews (D-N.J.), Charles Boustany (R-La.), Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.). Senate representatives include Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Conrad and Barrasso.
Both parties are already promoting their off-site coverage of the event. Organizing for America will live-stream the meeting and provide updates on key moments during the meeting. Boehner, meanwhile, has organized a 17-Member truth squad that will stay behind to fact-check Democratic statements and promote Republican ideas.
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.