Members of the Republican Study Committee, including Mulvaney, raised concerns about the speaker’s “plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff at a Wednesday meeting.
Also attending the RSC meeting was Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who was introduced by Heritage Foundation president Edwin Feulner as the incoming president of that think tank, and Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania, and Jim Risch of Idaho.
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.