It’s “your turn” to set the agenda and share your views about conversations taking place in our region, including the handcuffing of black teens who were selling water bottles on the National Mall and the latest on the saga between slumlord Sanford Capital, its tenants and the District.
From wrangling committee assignments to setting up offices, what happens in the initial weeks of a freshman legislator’s first term can be both confusing and course-setting for a career in Congress. But amid a whirlwind of meetings to attend and votes to cast, new legislators and their harried staffs must also attend to their first priority: their constituents. Kojo explores the juggling act of a freshman legislator and learns how lawmakers establish a road map for themselves and their constituents in those first frenetic weeks.
- Brad Fitch President and CEO, Congressional Management Foundation
- Jen Daulby Chief of Staff, Office of Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL, 13th District)
- Barbara Comstock Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-VA, 10th District)
- Don Beyer Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-VA, 8th District)
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