“This will be difficult because it speaks volumes about who we are in the District, that the two men chosen were not only longtime distinguished District of Columbia residents but also are great Americans apart from their District identity,” she said on the House floor Wednesday. “We have decided it is better to have to decide which one of two great residents of the District of Columbia will represent our city for now than to have no choice at all.”
Correction: Dec. 16, 2010
The article misstated the details of the statue legislation passed by the House Administration Committee in July.
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.