Several K Streeters said it had been years since they had spoken to Bonners class. Some lobbyists complained that they were listed as being affiliated with Members of Congress they no longer work for. For example, Mildred Webber was listed as working for Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and David Thomas was listed as a staffer to Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.). Neither has worked on the Hill for several years. Webber is a lobbyist at the National Association of Broadcasters, and Thomas is now at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti.
Bonners spokesman said that although Bonner did see the ad before it ran, he did not ask for it to be placed and had given his teaching stipend to charity.
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.