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.”
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.