GOP members of the Senate Finance Committee (from left) Sens. Mike Enzi, Jon Kyl, John Thune, Orrin Hatch and Pat Roberts stage a press conference Thursday rather than attend a panel meeting to consider trade agreements. The group complained the Finance event was not planned to accommodate the minority panel members schedules.
"I can't believe the markets are this calm," he said.
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.