It’s only been two weeks, but some Members couldn’t wait until Monday to reunite with their Congressional friends.
A number of Members of Congress planned to attend Friday's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Endeavor at the Kennedy Space Center. Among them: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, in a rare outing since the shootings in Arizona, to see her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, off on the mission.
Alas, it was not to be. Due to engineering problems, the launch has been scrubbed for at least 48 hours.
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.