So I've been getting to do some pretty amazing things lately. I am loving my job in the Speaker's Office and my classes! Last week I was fortunate enough to get to attend an event for Lincoln's Bicentennial at which President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader of the Senate - Harry Reid, and Republican Leaders of the House and Senate - John Boehner and Mitch McConnell spoke, along with a couple other Senators, Representatives and Lincoln historians. I ended up getting to sit in the second row of the Senators' section (to fill in the seats of absent members). I got a great picture, although the quality isn't very good (cell phone). I was in such awe that I realized when I watched the speech online later that I didn't really hear about 75% of it. It was pretty amazing.
Today we got to have class on the floor of the House of Representatives. Former Congressman Michael Flanagan spoke to us and then took us on a pretty special tour of the Capitol. Although we couldn't take pictures on the floor, we did get to go out onto the Speaker's Balcony and take pictures there. (There are pictures of a few of my classmates included because they didn't have cameras...so I put them up to share for them).
Other than that, I've been very busy and very tired. And now I'm very hungry, so I'll update more later! Miss you all.