Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress
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. More than 700 current and former representatives from both parties have attended the program since its inception in 1972.
This program is unique. 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 will cover topics including the federal budget process, key issues in domestic and foreign policy, Congressional reform and current issues related to technology. 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. Members will also have an opportunity to visit and tour the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.
Most importantly, the program offers one of the few opportunities new members have to meet and get acquainted with colleagues from both sides of the aisle in a neutral environment. Based on feedback from previous years, we anticipate many lasting friendships and great working relationships beginning here in Cambridge.