At the same time new Members will be busy learning the ropes of Congress and picking out furniture for their new offices. The pros will already have quietly planted the seeds of success and will be reaping the harvest of their early and constant involvement.
Former Rep. Dan Mica (D-Fla.) is president and CEO of the DMA Group.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.