At the end of the day, they want to be for something, one senior Democratic aide said. Theres some frustration that we havent been able to go on the offense on this, and I think theres a sense out there that our guys havent been armed with enough information to push back on what Republicans are doing.
Another aide said Democrats are now at a precipice where we need to rethink our strategy and maybe do something more than just table the motions.
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.