“We are having very good discussions and have been making progress,” the Minnesota Democrat said. “Stay tuned.”
To further emphasize that the debate over changes to the rules was not over, Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) took to the Senate floor to advocate for a vote to change the filibuster rules.
David M. Drucker and Steven T. Dennis contributed to this report.
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.