Newly Elected Members of Congress to Attend Harvard Congressional Issues Conference

Contact: Esten Perez
Phone: (617) 496-4009
Date: November 30, 2010

Cambridge, MA – Twenty-six newly elected members of Congress from states across the country will gather this week at the Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, for a bipartisan conference focusing on exercising leadership in Congress and the issues that they will face.

“We are pleased to welcome once again new members of Congress to Harvard,” said Institute of Politics Interim Director John C. Culver. “This conference offers them an opportunity to gain important guidance from current and former Representatives, academics, and key U.S. policymakers and political practitioners.”

The 19th Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress will run from Tuesday evening, November 30 through Friday afternoon, December 3 at Harvard Kennedy School. The new members of Congress will participate in a variety of sessions, led by academics, practitioners, and current and former members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Topics will include the economy and sessions on the federal budget, education, energy, foreign policy, communications and navigating the legislative process.

Participating newly elected members of Congress (listed alphabetically) include:
Lou Barletta (PA-11, R), Charlie Bass (NH-02, R), Karen Bass (CA-33, D), Dan Benishek (MI-01, R), Larry Bucshon (IN-08, R), Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25, R), John Carney (DE-AL, D), David Cicilline (RI-01, D), Hansen Clarke (MI-13, D), Ted Deutch (FL-19, D), Robert Dold (IL-10, R), Blake Farenthold (TX-27, R), Michael Fitzpatrick (PA-08, R), Chuck Fleishmann (TN-03, R), Mike Grimm (NY-13, R), Frank Guinta (NH-01, R), Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01, D), Richard Hanna (NY-24, R), Randy Hultgren (IL-14, R), Robert Hurt (VA-05, R), Bill Keating (MA-10, D), Mike Kelly (PA-03, R), Billy Long (MO-07, R), Terri Sewell (AL-07, D), Rob Woodall (GA-07, R) and Todd Young (IN-09, R).

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