And with the House in particular taking up a series of high-profile issues this week — including a minibus appropriations measure with a short-term continuing extension, gun rights legislation, a balanced budget amendment and several jobs measures — lawmakers’ attention is simply elsewhere.
“Members are debating these on a House floor level,” an aide said.
Jessica Brady and Meredith Shiner contributed to this report.
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.