A month ago, it dawned on me that I should get in contact with Adam Schiff’s office because I was going to be in Washington, D.C. Adam is my congressional representative and yes, he’s married to Eve. Adam is a Blue Dog Democrat.
Aaron Baird, Staff Assistant, wrote me back with the list of things for which one needs a congressional reservation: the White House (best to reserve months in advance), the Capitol, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (though you can stand in line at 8:00 am), the State Department (tour features notable works of art), and the Kennedy Center (the congressional tour lets you see the Presidential boxes and VIP lounges).
Aaron is a PUSD graduate (Marshall High School) who went on to UCLA. Here’s Aaron, hard at work.
Last minute, I was able to get in for a tour of the White House. But Aaron had said that the Capitol was more interesting, and he was right. Natalie Knight and Siobhan Bynum were our trusty guides. They did an excellent job.
Natalie (left) and Siobhan (right):
I met another intern in Adam’s office too, but the scrap of paper on which I wrote her name has disappeared. But here’s Natalie, another nice intern (Christine?), and Siobhan.
Back when CHAP was trying to get its Federally Qualified Health Center status, Adam’s staff were very helpful. So I sat at Adam’s desk and wrote him a note to thank him again.
I have great respect for Adam, and I think he’s doing a good job.
PS I have tried to get my image size under control. These are still a bit on the large size, eh? I can’t take the time to fix them now…