Markey Adjusting to Life as a U.S. Senator
Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey says he has a lot to learn but he's getting used to his new job in Washington. His remarks come three weeks to the day after being sworn in.
After serving nearly four decades in the House of Representatives, Markey won a special election in June for Secretary of State John Kerry's former seat in the Senate. He said his experience in Washington is helpful in his new role.
"The politics are the same, but the culture is a little bit different. Over in the American League, there's a designated hitter, in the National League, there isn't. It's still baseball, but you have to learn the different rules between the House and the Senate. That's what I'm going to be doing, but the good news is, I already know the issues," Markey says.