But Kerry said that all the talk about a lack of enthusiasm for climate change is overblown and that his effort has strong momentum.
This is a jobs bill. Its energy independence and pollution reduction, and I think theres going to be a bipartisan appetite to do what were trying to do because were building a very strong coalition, he said. People dont know what theyre referring to when they say, No appetite, or We cant do this. ... People just need to wait and see what it is before they decide whether its a heavy lift or not.
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.