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.”
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.