Tagged with Iowa

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

The Sweet Sixteen

The Sweet Sixteen

By Sarah Schroeder The transition of Presidential power creates a new set of opportunities and challenges for Congress. Congress must find a way to navigate the transition to work towards achieving their own agenda and working with the new president. 

High Expectations

By Courtney Jasper As I have started to pack and really think about the fact that I am leaving to go to Washington D.C. on Saturday I realized that I have many high expectations for my D.C. trip. After having had the opportunity to witness the Iowa Caucuses, democracy at its finest, I have gained … Continue reading

Is the Government Working?

Is the Government Working?

By Manny Jacobson In the United States many people believe that the government is broken. They are under the impression that nothing in the government is working. Is this factual? Is it?

2016 Prep On Day 1

2016 Prep On Day 1

By Josh Schoenblatt The 2012 election was a difficult race. Attack adds filled our commercials and name calling was a daily event. It felt like we knew more negative facts about the two candidates at the end of the day than we knew of positive facts. Then election day came and we thought it was … Continue reading