IOP friends connect at GOP annual retreat

The 2018 House and Senate Republican Member Conference got underway at the Greenbrier resort in Sulphur Spring W. Virginia yesterday, where IOP students connected with the annual retreat organizer Mark Strand, President of the Congressional Institute and 2017 IOP Fall Fellow.

Joining them for a photo op was U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), former IOP student advisory committee vice president and member of the IOP’s Senior Advisory Committee.

Kate Krolicki ’20, Emily Hall ’18, Kethan Dahlberg ’18 and Tyler Jenkins ’19 were invited to work at the annual retreat. 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.