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.
On January 3, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., raises her right hand as her son Henry messes up her hair while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., delivers the ceremonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber. Gillibrand's other son Theodore, lower right, looks on.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.