CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The newest members of the U.S. House of Representatives have gathered at Harvard University for training on leadership in Congress and the issues that they will face as federal lawmakers.
The 26 new members of Congress were scheduled to attend a four-day program that formally began Tuesday evening. It features sessions on the economy, federal budget, education, energy, foreign policy, communications and navigating the legislative process.
Current and former representatives, key policy makers, academics and others are expected to lead the so-called 19th Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge.
New England elected representatives benefiting from the initiative include Massachusetts' William Keating, Rhode Island's David Cicilline as well as New Hampshire's Charlie Bass and Frank Guinta.