U.S. Senator Al Franken departs the Senate floor after a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington

 
U.S. Senator Al Franken departs the Senate floor after a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington
U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) is pictured inside a "Senators Only" elevator as he departs the Senate floor after a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 15, 2010. A deal that President Barack Obama struck with Republicans to extend expiring tax cuts for nearly every working American and spur job growth sailed through the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. Senators voted 81 to 19 to pass the bill, with Republicans and Democrats backing the tax breaks in a rare show of bipartisan support. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)