Rep. Steve King objected to Obama inviting an illegal immigrant to the SOTU.
Laura Barron-Lopez 01/20/15 05:56 PM EST
Two Democratic amendments to the pipeline bill went down to defeat.
Some lawmakers want a chance to shake Obama's hand on national television.
The gesture is expected to come during an applause break in Obama's speech.
Seventeen were killed in the attacks on a satirical magazine and a kosher market.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is in the third week of her term.
The Senate minority leader is still recovering from an exercising accident.
Alexander Bolton 01/20/15 11:10 AM EST
State of the Union offers opportunity to "turn the page," McConnell said.
President Obama's address will dominate the day.
The 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" will be in early March.