A day in Congress

By: Samantha Bayne

Today we met not one, not two, but THREE members of Congress. (Yes, THREE!) We are about to head out to a reception with Jonathan Karl, the ABC White House correspondent, but here are some images from the day.

First, we met Abby Finkenauer, who is a Drake alum. She represents Iowa’s first district in Congress. She is one of the youngest in Congress and is one of the first female representatives from Iowa.

Next, we stopped by Senator Booker’s office. He is a Democratic Senator from New Jersey. He was so welcoming and hilarious — he seemed to want to connect with each of us on a personal level. He then took my phone to take selfies with each student and professor!

Finally, we met Representative Cindy Axne. She represents Drake in Iowa’s 3rd district. She is, with Rep. Finkenauer, one of the first female Representatives from Iowa. She was just elected this past cycle.

I am still very starstruck. What a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from these members of Congress. Now — off to change clothes for the next event! Hope you enjoy the photos.

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