But on the first day of the new legislative session in the House, Pelosi maintained that her focus remains squarely on that chamber. Counting down from February, Pelosi noted there are nine months until Election Day, and each one of those is crucial.
“We have to have every one of those days very, very healthy days so that in nine months we give birth to this wonderful victory,” she 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.