Washington, D.C., May 16, 2012 â€“ May 17, 2012 – Sabre88, LLC facilitated an annual Washington, D.C. Study Tour for students of New Jersey Institute of Technology Dorman Honors College.
The purpose of the Study Tour was to expose students to the federal policymaking process and help them explore a range of professional fields in both the executive and legislative branches of government.
The Honors College students visited the Department of Homeland Security, The Japan-US Friendship Commission(JUSFC), and Capitol Hill. Paige Cottingham-Streater, Executive Director of JUSFC, discussed building better relations between the United States and Japan. While Peter Edge, Deputy Associate Director for Homeland Security Investigations, discussed visas and securing United States borders. On Capitol Hill, the students met with Representatives Leonard Lance, Rush Holt and Gwen Moore, Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg and the Energy Committee staff of Senator Lisa Murkowski. During their visits, the students gained insight on the career functions of the Representatives and Senators including how they got to Congress and learned more about their respective Committees in Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, Budget and Financial Services, Homeland Security, Government Affairs, and Armed Services. The students also were briefed by the Members personal staff where they were provided a picture of what their day to day lives consist of. Additionally, the students learned that there is a role their backgrounds play in both the executive branch as well as the legislative branch.
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