Eliana Velez has been hired as communications specialist. Velez was a communications manager at the National Hispana Leadership Institute. She has worked as a communications consultant with humanitarian group Swedepeace. She also has worked as a media accreditation liaison for the United Nations.
Lewis Rose has been promoted to managing partner of law and lobbying firm Kelley, Drye & Warren’s Washington office. Rose was a partner and chair of the advertising and marketing practice. He has worked at the Federal Trade Commission as an attorney and as assistant to the director of the commission’s bureau of consumer protection.
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.