Don Beyer at a political event last May, while he was running for his first term in Congress.

Don Beyer at a political event last May, while he was running for his first term in Congress.

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.

Guests

  • 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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