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.
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.