New Jersey Students Meet Rep. Andrews

New Jersey Students Meet Rep. Andrews

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James Liska
April 12, 2013

Five students from New Jersey met with Rep. Robert E. Andrews in the Rayburn Room of the U.S. Capitol on April 12th to speak with him about issues important to the students. Attending this meeting were students Katharyn Nicolle, Wyatt Sklar, Katelyn Nawoyski, Katie Mount, and Jennifer Sime.

 

The students were able to engage the New Jersey Democrat on issues such as education, veteran's affairs, healthcare, and the budget sequester. The Congressman had a few things to say about Pell Grants as well, which was particularly important for the students. Another issue - one that affected each of the students - was the Congressman's opinion on Hurricane Sandy relief. Although the First District of New Jersey was spared most of the damage, many of the students attend Monmouth University which was affected by the hurricane.


The students met the Congressman in the Rayburn Room, a room in the U.S. Capitol between the floor of the House of Representatives and the office of the Minority Leader. Because of the location of the room, our students had a suprise visit from the former Speaker of the House, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

 

Students who participated in this visit included:

 

[View photos of the event on our Flickr channel]

[Read more about this visit in Katelyn's blog]

 

Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill (PPDCH), sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, provide students with the unique opportunity to meet and interact with members of the Senate or House of Representatives representing their state or congressional district. This is one component of The Washington Center's internship program.

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