“I think people downplay the challenge that we have before us and the reputation of our city. Elected officials do have impact on our credibility and the way we look on the Hill,” Grosso said. “Obviously it shouldn’t matter because there are ethical issues all over the country, but unfortunately because of our unique relationship with the federal government, I think we have a higher bar to earning credibility.”
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.