Senate welcomes Slovenian prime minister to floor

A small cadre of Democratic senators welcomed Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor to the Senate floor at around 4:35 p.m. on Monday.

Sens. Patrick Leahy (Vt.), Tom Harkin (Iowa), Jay Rockefeller (W.Va.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) pointed out different aspects of the chamber, including the location of various senators' desks and the press gallery in the balcony.

The group, which stood in the back of the chamber across from the dais, shared a few laughs — one in particular when Leahy claimed that he had a full head of hair when he was first elected to the Senate. Leahy is now almost entirely bald.

Blumenthal, who had been presiding as president pro tempore until the Senate went into recess, came down from the podium and told Pahor he "admires" his work.

Slovenian ambassador to the United States Joseph Mussomeli also joined the prime minister and senators on floor.