Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer (left) and Dick Durbin were the only attendees at a subcommittee hearing on Arizonas immigration law Tuesday, one day before the Supreme Court was set to hear oral arguments on the far-reaching measure.
Senate Judiciary ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) want to offer a substitute amendment to address the issues, including extending protections to same-sex couples, that Republicans have with the bill.
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.