Murray is holding an event Friday at the site of a Seattle defense contracting company to highlight the impacts of the sequester.
Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Republican Conference, will be participating in town halls and fairs, hold an aviation round table in Sioux Falls and travel on behalf of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. And he has a bonus — his daughter is getting married.
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., will host his agricultural advisory lunch at the annual state fair in Missouri, where we only can assume there will be lots of fried things served.
On the House side, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has a full plate. In her home district, she’ll be holding a forum on implementation of the 2010 health care law, and then she’ll go on to participate in fundraising events in Texas, New Mexico, Illinois, Nevada, California and Massachusetts. On Aug. 14, she’ll be addressing the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union convention in Chicago, and later in the month she’ll be participating in the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.
A spokeswoman for House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., reported that the congressman was currently on a trip to Israel and the West Bank “to learn more about issues critical to the U.S.-Israel relationship and international security.” He is among 37 House Democrats participating in the program, organized by the American Israel Education Foundation. Hoyer also will travel to California to fundraise for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Frontline members.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., also is going to Israel, according to his office, in addition to doing events in his district and campaigning for members.
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.