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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.