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The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Times They Are A-Changin’

By Riley Fink Throughout the course of listening to our many speakers and visiting sites today, a common underlying theme seemed to connect all of them. Time always moves forward, but the experiences we heard of on this day all expressed the need to adapt to what the future brings. Coincidentally, most of the change … Continue reading

Halfway: a photo essay

Halfway: a photo essay

By Jack Hellie The #DrakeInDC gang is halfway through our intensive, experiential, and fast paced peak inside Washington, D.C. The last seven days have been jam packed with meeting folks who work in this town, and hearing what they each do. But these folks were once in our shoes. Our Nation’s capital is stuffed with … Continue reading

A meeting with constituents

A meeting with constituents

By Annie Hayes Today we had the privilege of meeting with our U.S. Representative from Iowa’s third congressional district, David Young (R). Between wrapping up a meeting and heading to the floor of the House of Representatives to add an amendment to a bill being considered, Young took some time from his busy schedule and … Continue reading

A Need for Growth in Person and Politics

A Need for Growth in Person and Politics

By Zach Dvorak It took four days in The Washington Center program to start challenging the concepts I currently abide by. Whether the topic is of race, Congress policy making, or lobbying, the discussions stimulated by today’s speakers created chances I don’t typically receive in my day-to-day life. These opportunities provided through this experience are … Continue reading

Who is David Young?

Who is David Young?

By Jack Hellie Congressman David Young (R-IA) serves Iowa’s third congressional district. Unless you are from Iowa’s third congressional district, you probably don’t know who he is, and that is not by accident. Rep. Young is intentional in his low profile, unlike his congressional neighbor to the north, Rep. Steve King from Iowa’s fourth district. … Continue reading

Sheltering the House

Sheltering the House

By Riley Fink Today, our group visited the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Walking through this allowed me to appreciate, of course, the magnificent and fanciful architecture. However, it also put in to perspective the incredible amount of work and Continue reading