House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he and Speaker John Boehner (left) are on the same page in the debt limit talks.
“I understand that this is going to take sacrifice and this is going to take political capital on both sides, and I’m certainly willing to take my fair share of it,” Boehner said, echoing the sentiment that Obama expressed during his own press conference earlier in the day. “But if we’re going to take political capital, then let’s step up and do the right thing for the country.”
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.