Biden to preside over Senate during immigration bill vote

June 27, 2013

Vice President Biden, photographed in August 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)

Vice President Biden will preside Thursday afternoon when senators cast votes on final passage of the bipartisan immigration bill.

Aides said the vice president would be at the U.S. Capitol for the vote, which Senate Democrats have scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Biden, who as vice president serves as president of the Senate, often visits the Capitol, most recently to swear in newly appointed Sen. Jeff Chiesa (R-N.J.). But he presides over Senate deliberations rarely and usually only during votes on legislation considered a priority for the White House.

Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.
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