14. If there’s hope for the White House pitch, it would lie in the bipartisan group of senators who have been talking for weeks to Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and others in the administration about a budget pact. They’ve been backed by a potential push from big business groups that are historically allies of the GOP. But both parties’ leaders are focused for now on the crisis du jour — funding the government past Sept. 30.
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.