“Cantor has to listen to his colleagues and to his constituents, and listen to all of their arguments. He has got to look at the numbers that we have submitted to ascertain in his mind that they are legit,” Bloomberg said. “I think it would be irresponsible for him to, before he sees all the data, make a commitment.”
Bloomberg said that he and Cantor have “established a dialogue” about the aid request. “If he has questions, he won’t be reticent to pick up the phone,” he said.
Cantor declined comment on his plans for a supplemental spending measure after his session with Bloomberg. “The mayor’s doing well,” Cantor said simply.
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.