Monday, February 23, 2009

Tour Training

Last week at the capitol my duties were split into two different parts. The first part of the week I spent attaching letters to constituent replies. The majority of this correspondence was over the Freedom of Choice Act otherwise known as FOCA.

The second part of my week was spent in tour training. This training was done through the capitol visitor center. This training allows me to take constituents through the capitol who request a tour through Congressman Perlmutter's office. This training lasted six hours and was very thorough in capitol and congressional history.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Week 3

This week was fairly busy with constituents. There was a lot of mail that needed a response. Also, I went to a hearing on FEMA and the state of Louisiana . This was about the disaster relief and why it has taken so long to get the projects on track. It was a very long week and much patience was required. On a lighter note, I took a couple people to the capitol visitor center so that they could go on a tour.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


This week I went to a couple meetings. The first one was a meeting with the Committee on Financial Services. It was an interesting meeting about the Madoff scheme. This is just the start of the inquiry into Madoff's Ponzi scheme. The other meeting I went to was about the art decorations hung in the capitol. This week was a bit slower as the stimulus bill is in the senate and no major legislation was scheduled this week. Otherwise, I responded to constituent mail and ran some errands.