New Jersey Students Meet Rep. LoBiondo

New Jersey Students Meet Rep. LoBiondo

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James Liska
October 02, 2013

In the midst of a government shutdown, three New Jersey students participating in our academic internship program had the opportunity to meet Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo. Congressman LoBiondo, a New Jersey Republican, opened the doors of his Rayburn House Office Building suite to the students. They spoke with him on several important issues, such as:


  • The government shutdown
  • Student loans and education issues
  • The economy and jobs
  • Superstorm Sandy relief on the Jersey shore

The students, who attend The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Tiffin University, were able to hear Rep. LoBiondo's candid thoughts on these topics and more. The Congressman also provided our students with a brief tour of his office, where he showed them souvenirs from his various trips abroad on CODELS.


This visit was another way to understand the role of citizen advocacy and to demonstrate how one-on-one conversation with their elected representatives can affect public policy changes at the highest level. It also gives our students a chance to understand how the legislative process is conducted, as well as the daily business of a Member of Congress.


Students who participated in this visit included:


Public Policy Dialogues (PPD), 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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