It is looking for $61 million to repair the Capitol Dome that, after 150 years of weather damage, is under the duress of at least 1,300 known cracks. It’s also planning for a large-scale renovation of the Cannon House Office Building in 2017. The structure needs a complete overhaul because it poses safety issues for occupants.
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.