And he reiterated his threat to kill the small-business bill if he canít get a quick agreement on amendments. A dispute over an amendment offered by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) to require a new small-business hurdle for new regulations tripped up the bill before this recess.
ďIíve been jerked around on that for more than a month,Ē Reid said of the small-business bill.
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.