Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget is not expected to arrive on Capitol Hill until possibly March.
Lester said he expects the fiscal 2014 budget to include a larger quotient of guesswork than in the past, since even the fiscal framework for the current year is up in the air. “I’m guessing there will be lots of asterisks in that budget,” he said.
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.