Students to assist at GOP Congressional retreat in West Virginia

IOP students who volunteer with the Fellows and Study Groups program left Logan headed to West Virginia this afternoon to attend the annual ‘retreat’ organized for Republican members of Congress.

The four will hear firsthand about the policies, issues and political direction President Donald J. Trump, his administration and Congressional leadership are planning for 2018 during the winter GOP summit at the Greenbrier resort in Sulphur Springs.

Kate Krolicki ’20, Emily Hall ’18, Kethan Dahlberg ’18 and Tyler Jenkins ’19 were invited to work at the 2018 House and Senate Republican Member Conference, by event organizer Mark Strand, President of the Congressional Institute and 2017 IOP Fall Fellow. Dahlberg and Krolicki served as liaisons to Strand during his Fellowship.

President Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence, U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and key Cabinet Secretaries, White House aides and more than 35 U.S. Senators and 180 members of the House of Representatives are expected at the three-day event, which runs from January 31 through February 2.

Off the record sessions will focus on policy areas including tax reform, workforce development, government and congressional reform, and infrastructure, according to a CNN report.

The IOP team will be sending back daily reports from the Greenbrier, so check back here for their updates.