My third week in Washington has been a busy one. On Friday of last week, I was assigned to complete a policy memo for a bill that will be voted on in the House of Representatives. In preparation for this memo, I had to conduct research to familiarize myself with this area of law. After reading a report published by the Congressional Research Service, along with attending a briefing on this subject, I finally understand the current law and how this proposed bill, if passed, would change the law. Before I read this report, I had not thought much of this area of law. Now that I have a better understanding of Intellectual Property issues, I plan on taking a course at my law school in this subject area. Additionally, if this bill were passed, the law in this area would change completely and would have an impact on Americans all over the U.S. This is what excites me about Washington D.C. The decisions that are being, which I am working for within this internship, changes lives. It’s not all about the politics or individual members of Congress who make mistakes in their personal lives; it’s about changing lives and making our country a better place.