Archive for May, 2017

The D.C. Food Scene

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Most people eat in D.C. based on what is close to their neighborhood. And I can’t say that I blame them. Almost every corner here has fantastic food. Let me tell you about a few great places you can try if you are close by or if you feel like taking a little trek. First, [...]

The Museum Capitol

Monday, May 29th, 2017

You may have noticed, there are a lot of museums in D.C. So many in fact, you may not find the time to see all of them in the month you are here. One thing to know before you arrive, is that you need tickets for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, [...]

Women’s Empowerment, Women in Power

Friday, May 26th, 2017

This week, it was my privilege to attend the Center for American Progress Panel Discussion, “Beyond the Ambition Gap: Challenging the Systems that Keep Women off Ballots and Out of Office”. The meeting actually had two separate panels. The first had Representative Jayapal (D-WA) and Representative Barragán (D-CA) speaking about their experiences running for office [...]

Pandas, Tamarins, and Sea Lions, Oh My!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

After being here for two weeks, I finally went to the National Zoo. There are two things you should know right off the bat. The park opens at 8 AM while the exhibit houses open at 9 AM. I recommend getting there at 8 AM so you can get a head start on seeing the [...]

Meeting the Delegation

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

I had my first meetings this week to discuss the Fairness to Pet Owners Act. In case you are not familiar with it, the Fairness to Pet Owners Act would make it mandatory for veterinarians to write a prescription every time they are recommending a medication to a client unless it is an emergency situation [...]

Networking 101

Monday, May 15th, 2017

I attended my first bill markup with the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which three bills were passed. The first was S. 139 the Rapid DNA Act which would allow DNA results to come back on suspects in about 30 minutes aiding law enforcement in connecting people in their custody to other previous crimes. The second [...]

Hello D.C., It’s me, Erin

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Today was my first full day on the Hill and it was better than I could have expected. My first word of advice is start the day with a good breakfast, you have no idea how long it might be until you get to eat again. After eating a vegan protein shake, I headed to [...]