Democratic Reps. Barney Frank (Mass.) (top left) and Mike Doyle (Pa.) (top right) strike similar poses, as do Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott (Va.) (bottom left) and Hank Johnson (Ga.) during a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting Thursday. The committee examined the risks of defaulting on the U.S.’s debt, a topic that clearly engrossed the panel’s members.
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.