We’ve been shooting Richard Burr tooling around Capitol Hill in his ’74 VW Thing for years, but it wasn’t until now that we got the story behind the beast. Our new intern sat down with the Senator last week to learn more about the car, and as I combed through our photo archives, I realized how many great shots we had taken. In this one from December 2009, Burr cruised through the snow on a cold morning to make a Senate vote. He told the intern that he always drives with the top down, and this photo shows he wasn’t kidding.
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.