But he did assure the two members that he took their concerns seriously. “Due to the complexity and seriousness of the issues raised by your correspondence, we will continue to consult with the Attorney General’s office and the appropriate federal agencies so we can remain in accord with both federal and state law,” he wrote.
Ros-Lehtinen said the sponsors are “standing up for justice, accountability and morality” and that state legislation would be a “step in the right direction” toward passage of the congressional Holocaust Rail Justice Act.
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.