The question of the day: What should I write about?
Well, unlike my past blogs, I am not going to focus on one topic; I am just going to provide a summary of the past week. If it seems random, that’s the point—the life of an intern in DC is random.
The Marketplace Equity Act, a bill which retailers are watching very closely because it will be the subject of a Judiciary Committee hearing later this month, was the “hot topic” of the week; thus, a majority of my time was spent discussing the topic at internal meetings, Hill meetings, phone meetings, and pretty much every type of meeting you can think of. The rest of my time was spent collecting research and conducting interviews for a project and attending Congressional hearings. On Wednesday, I was asked to join some of my coworkers at the ThanksUSA Treasure Our Troops Gala at the Newseum. Senator John McCain and Senator Joseph Lieberman were the honorees. I was actually able to meet Senator McCain and briefly speak with him; it was an honor to meet one of our country’s finest war heroes.
And the weekend was packed with sightseeing. One of the highlights of the weekend was visiting the
|Judith Alter Kallman and I at the Holocaust Museum|