It’s been a decade since Rep. Billy Tauzin (right), grilled Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling (above). “As proud as I was of what we tried to accomplish at Enron, as I sit here today, I am devastated by and apologetic about what Enron has come to represent,” Skilling told the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that day. He was later convicted of fraud and other crimes and was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison.
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.