Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has spent the first three months of this Congress clearing the decks of a handful of relatively noncontroversial measures.
“I don’t equate progress to legislation,” the South Carolina Republican said. “My district will not judge me based on the number of bills that become law. They will judge me on the quality of what becomes law.”
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.