Friday, July 1, 2011

Week 6

My sixth week in DC has definitely been fun filled and exciting. First, the bill that I was working on passed in the House of Representatives. I was actually sitting in the house gallery when the members were voting on amendments to the bill. Unfortunately, before the bill itself came to a vote, which takes place after all the amendments are voted on, individuals in the gallery started to protest. Because of this protest, capitol police closed the gallery and I did not get to watch the final vote on the bill. What I found most interesting about the whole experience was when the individuals started to protest, the house members started booing. At first I was really confused, but I figured that the reason the house members started to boo is to drown out the protest.

The second exciting event that happened this week was I went to see the musical Wicked at the Kennedy Center. According to the sales associate at the box office, I literally purchased the last two affordable tickets. Additionally, the seats were amazing; we sat in row S just left of center stage. Although I had seen Wicked once before in Hollywood, this performance was outstanding. It was nice to see a musical for the second time because you know the music and I was able to seeing things I missed when I saw it in the past. If you have not seen this musical, I highly recommend it.

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