We have so many things on our plate right now, so many things we have to do. To go back and get in a political argument is just the wrong place to go, Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) said.
Correction: July 7, 2010
The article incorrectly reported one of the participants in a Senate floor colloquy criticizing the record of Donald Berwick, who was nominated to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The colloquy included Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.).
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.