House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (left) has left negotiations with the Senate over a minibus to his panels subcommittee leaders.
“I think it’s going to be done more at the subcommittee level. The chairmen and ranking members … and the staff will work these things out,” Dicks said. The current CR funding the government expires Nov. 18, so the conference committee has less than two weeks to avert another shutdown showdown.
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.