Fresh Eyes from Both Sides of the Aisle: Freshman In Congress

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You have a passion and you want to make change in the world. But how? Political office! So you run, raise money, hire a staff, hit a grueling campaign trail, and win the election. There’s a big party, tons of press, and your team enjoys a celebratory high. Then what? What’s the first year like for a newbie in Congress? Is it motivating and inspiring, or do the realities of the job, from bureaucracy to political polarization, tarnish a once hopeful agenda? Hear from a Democrat and Republican about their first year on the hill – is it everything they envisioned it would be?

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