Democratic lobbyist Steve Elmendorf said he doesn’t buy into some of the “bah, humbug” sentiment that has pervaded K Street this season. Some say there shouldn’t be holiday parties because it’s been a bad year or because Democrats lost in the recent midterm elections.
This year, Elmendorf’s firm, Elmendorf Ryan, is joining with two other outfits, Avenue Solutions and Sternhell Group, in hosting a party at the firms’ offices, which are all housed in the same building.
“I’m a big fan of Christmas and the holidays,” he said. “People who think you shouldn’t celebrate are grinches.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.