Next week marks the one-year anniversary of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that destroyed much of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. The quake killed more than 200,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless.
One year later, the effects of the quake are everywhere. Rubble still covers much of the capital. More than 1 million people remain in improvised huts in makeshift encampments.
Some progress is being made in Haiti, but it's coming slowly.
Swearing in 13 newly elected members likely won't be the only order of business as a new session of the Senate gets under way Wednesday.
Some Democrats also want to use opening day to change the rules for two Senate practices they say have gotten out of hand: filibusters, which block bills from coming to a vote, and secret holds, which are anonymous threats to carry out a filibuster.