Biden Welcomes Workers Back at the EPA

Brought muffins


Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters this morning to welcome back returning furloughed employees.

With muffins in hand, the vice president personally greeted workers. "Welcome back everybody," he said, as he stretched out his arms to hug a returning employee. "It's kind of like the first day of school."

"I am happy it's ended. It was unnecessary to begin with," Biden told reporters of the 16-day government shutdown.