Texas Christian University Student Meets Rep. Burgess

Texas Christian University Student Meets Rep. Burgess

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James Liska
October 11, 2013

On Thursday, October 10th, Texas Christian University student Alexis Dromgoole had the chance to meet with her hometown Member of Congress, Congressman Michael Burgess. Congressman Burgess, a Texas Republican and former medical doctor, represents the northern Fort Worth suburbs and Denton County, TX.


Regarding their meeting, Alexis said that "...as a student, having the opportunity to have an open discussion with my representative was truly an incredible experience. After this meeting I had a better understanding of Congressman Burgess, why he decided to first run for elected office and his strong stances on issues like the Affordable Care Act and the current government shutdown."


Among the issues discussed were:


  • The government shutdown
  • Politics in general
  • The effects of the Affordable Care Act

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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