He pointed that health care premiums continue to go up for American families and American businesses, and will bust the budget of the United States if we dont do something about it now. We cant sweep these problems under the rug. He didnt get elected by the American people to ignore problems that we face as a country.Republicans, however, were dismissive of Obamas continued push to get a bill, believing the victory by Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R-Mass.) proved the public isnt happy with his health care reform plans.I dont think he heard what the voters of Massachusetts were saying, National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) said.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.