Congressional lawmakers in attendance were Cantor, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Clyburn, House Budget ranking member Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii).
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.