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).
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.