When Republicans boycotted a Senate Finance Committee markup on three pending trade agreements, they also missed the fun.
Chairman Max Baucus (Mont.) and fiancee Melodee Hanes were scheduled to get married Saturday at the Sieben Ranch in Montana, and his colleagues used the scuttled markup as an opportunity to congratulate him.
“Mr. Chairman, congratulations. It’s too bad you’re going to have to cancel your honeymoon,” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said, referring to the Senate canceling its July Fourth recess this week.
“We’ll make it up,” Baucus said.
“Did you ever think that you were going to have us on your honeymoon with you?” Nelson quipped.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.