The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear a case challenging how Maryland draws Congressional district lines. Will the highest court in the country rule that Maryland’s admittedly partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional?
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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