But others said it would be hard to withhold votes because of a single issue when funding the entire government is at stake.
“You’ve got to be realistic,” said Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), who does not support the policy rider. “If it’s already law [in the last spending bill], I doubt that it’s something that you would want to shut down the government over.”
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.