Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress


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The Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress is nationally recognized as the preeminent educational and preparatory program for newly elected Republican and Democratic Members of the House of Representatives.  Over 700 current and former representatives from both parties have attended the program since its inception in 1972.

In 2016, the biennial program was held December 6-8 in collaboration with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Congressional Institute.

The agenda is designed to ensure thoughtful bipartisan discussions on a variety of public policy issues.  Experts and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds cover topics including the federal budget process, key issues in domestic and foreign policy, and the expanding role of innovation and technology in government. The program also provides guidance on a host of practical issues, including setting up and staffing congressional offices, best practices for media relations, and managing family/work life balance in Congress.

The members will be sworn in on Jan. 3, 2017.

For more information about the Program for Newly-Elected Members of Congress or the Institute of Politics, please contact Christian Flynn.