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Volunteers carry ballons honoring current and past leaders in the African American communnity during the annual Emancipation Day Parade on Wednesday, April 16. Khalid Naji-Allah /Special to The Washington Times

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: Charles Daughaday, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, from Myrtle Beach, SC, visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC on April 16, 2014. Daughaday was transported to Washington, DC along with other veterans by Honor Flight Network. Two of his grandchildren and a great-granddaughter, all from Baltimore, MD surprised him on his visit and accompanied him to the memorials. (Eva Russo/Special to The Washington Times)

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: T(Front to back) Alexys Ferro, 13, Gina Lange and Louis Carapico, all of Baltimore, and Robert Budner, of Myrtle Beach, SC, visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC on April 16, 2014. All were there to accompany Charles Daughaday (not seen), a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and grandfather to Carapico and Lange, as well as great-grandfather to Ferro. Daughaday, of Myrtle Beach, SC was transported to Washington, DC along with other veterans by Honor Flight Network. Budner was assigned to Daughaday as a guardian for the trip. (Eva Russo/Special to The Washington Times)

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: Tourists visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC on April 16, 2014. (Eva Russo/Special to The Washington Times)

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In this Saturday, April 12, 2014 photo, the five candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson, from left, former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds, state Rep. Stace Nelson, Sioux Falls physician Annette Bosworth, Yankton attorney Jason Ravnsborg and state Sen. Larry Rhoden, participate in a debate in Pierre, S.D. The deadline is Tuesday, April 15, 2014, for all the U.S. Senate candidates to file their quarterly FEC reports. (AP Photo/Capital Journal, Nick Lowrey)

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Democratic Rep. Larry Miller of Memphis, center with hand raised, and other members participate in a House floor session in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Lawmakers were trying to conclude their business before adjourning for the year. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

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FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, speaks at a news conference in New York where the announcement was made regarding the arrest of 19 people and seizure of 254 guns as part of gun smuggling between the Carolinas and New York. The former mayor, a billionaire and advocate of firearms regulation, plans to spend $50 million this year setting up a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling gun-control supporters to the polls. The new organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, will focus on women, especially mothers, The New York Times reported on its website, Tuesday April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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** FILE ** In this Dec. 17, 2012, file photo, then New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference in New York where he and dozens of shooting survivors and victims' relatives called on Congress and President Obama to tighten gun laws and enforcement. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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President Barack Obama, followed by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, waves as they leaves Air Force One after arriving at the 171st Air Refueling Wing at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard base in Coraopolis, Pa., Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Obama joined Vice President Joe Biden in the Pittsburgh area to speak at a nearby community college about job training grants. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)