I think because he was concerned about deficits it was heard as criticism, but thats not the way he meant it. This is somebody who is very much a part of the team in terms of supporting the priorities of the president, Stabenow said.
Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray (Wash.) said Conrads hard work would end up paying off by Thursday or Friday, when the Senate is expected to vote on final passage of its budget.
Hes a great vote counter. He understands where the center of our caucus is and where he needs to land in order to get a budget out, Murray said. I think youll see that reflected in the votes when we get to final passage.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.