Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen (left) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) are interviewed about the debt ceiling debate Thursday by television news crews in the Will Rogers Corridor of the Capitol. Minutes later, House Republicans announced they would not hold a vote on the debt ceiling bill of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
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.