Members of Congress almost never let their guard down when cameras are in the room because they don’t like photographs that show them doing anything other than their jobs. Tom Williams is the master at catching lawmakers in ‘real’ moments because he understands that the closer his subjects get to the podium, the more on-guard they become. By arriving early and staying late at events, he becomes witness to unstaged interactions, such as this one Wednesday with Rep. Peter DeFazio and Sens. Bernie Sanders and Sheldon Whitehouse.
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.