California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer conducts an on-air interview in the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda on Wednesday. Boxer was promoting two newly introduced school safety measures. One would lower the required amount of local funding necessary to qualify for federal matching funds to help install tip lines, set up surveillance equipment and boost security at entrances. The other would allow the federal government to reimburse governors who use the National Guard to boost school security.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.