So, Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States. But why does everyone think it’s so cool? Well, that’s something I certainly learned during my internship through Texas A&M’s ANRP program! To start off with, the city is historic. It’s amazing to see places like Mount Vernon, because that was a special place for George Washington himself! Second, Washington D.C. is full of passion. Anywhere you go during the work week, you will see professionals of all ages working hard for something they care about. Every morning on my way to work, I come across so many people on their way to work as well. The hustle and bustle of this city is certainly backed by passion and dedication! The third reason you should not count this city out is because, like I said earlier, it is the CAPITAL of the United States. What could be cooler than attending the briefings you see on T.V. or working with the lawmakers of our country? As much as I love Texas, Washington D.C. gave me experiences within the political realm that I never thought I could have! Finally, the last reason that Washington D.C. is cool is because it is beautiful. From the historic landmarks to the National Mall and so forth, there is not a view of D.C. that could take away from its beauty. An example is the photo I’ve added! This is a picture of me and my roommates, Jessica Santos and Ashley Carter, at the Speaker’s Balcony in the Capitol Building. Behind us is the National Mall with the Washington Monument! Although I think Washington D.C. is definitely worth a visit, what do you think?
Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe
Washington, D.C. | fall 2019