Sen. James Inhofe says there is a clear separation between his staffers work in the Senators office and his position as a Christian missionary serving Africa.
On the private side, while he was living in Africa, Mark was supported by local congregations for his work there. Those congregations have continued to support his work in Washington DC that is outside his part time work for Senator Inhofe, Young wrote. In that non-public capacity, he has worked as a liaison providing cultural understanding and sharing his knowledge of Africa to various organizations, [nongovernmental organizations] and others engaged in international relief work. Having witnessed the suffering of the African people first hand when Mark lived there, he meets with and encourages anyone, regardless of religious affiliation, wanting to do positive work to meet the very tangible physical needs of those suffering.
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.