But Bingaman said he did not expect any push to reach even a framework of a deal by the end of next week. I doubt well try to do that. There was no discussion of it.Conrad added that the bipartisan group had pledged to continue meeting by video conference if necessary over the August recess.We have a full schedule next week, a schedule during the August break and an absolute commitment to reaching an agreement, Conrad said.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.