Nadir Vissanjy came to the Hill to help make sure other immigrants could have the same opportunities he did. He is now legislative correspondent in Rep. Mike Hondas office.
“It really does break my heart [to leave] because this is an amazing office, and the past year and a half I’ve had just a really wonderful experience,” Vissanjy said. “I think what I want to do is take my experience that I’ve gained here from the past two years and take the experience from the next two years [at Harvard] and move back to California and really try to build on a lot of the work that the Congressman did here, out there [in California]: build coalitions with unrepresented people, build coalitions with people with diverse views and really bring different people together to champion progressive legislation, which helps the working class, helps the immigrant population, helps the voiceless. That’s ultimately my goal.”
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Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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