Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., center, is joined by his wife, Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal, and Vice President Joe Biden, far right, in the Old Senate Chamber for an oath of office ceremony, a

 

              Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., center, is joined by his wife, Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal, and Vice President Joe Biden, far right, in the Old Senate Chamber for an oath of office ceremony, a
Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., center, is joined by his wife, Dr. Susan J. Blumenthal, and Vice President Joe Biden, far right, in the Old Senate Chamber for an oath of office ceremony, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, following his official swearing in earlier in the Senate Chamber. Outgoing interim senator, William "Mo" Cowan, applauds at far left. Markey won a special election last month to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry, who was named secretary of State. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)