The Senate resumes consideration of the continuing resolution to fund the government through the rest of fiscal 2013. At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote either on cloture of the substitute amendment to the CR or on an amendment, if senators are able to work out a list of amendments by then.
The House considers two resolutions that would authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for events.
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.