The Free Press, Mankato, MN


Senate Defense Bill-6

As the Senate's legislative work for the year winds down, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., board a shuttle as they return to their Capitol Hill offices following a procedural vote on a comprehensive defense bill, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)