“I don’t think they are in an unreasonable amount of time frame to sift through decisions that have not been made,” said Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist who served on leadership staffs in the House and Senate. “This is not completely unusual. Now, do people want certainty? Yes, they do. That takes time, especially when you have so many new Members and committee structure.”
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.