After spending his days in Tierney’s office, Kashdan takes courses at Boston University’s D.C. campus and likes to run.
Amid all the partisan bickering in Washington, it’s easy to forget the bright-eyed, idealistic politicians in the making, wandering the halls of power, immune from the frustrations plaguing full-time staffers and members.
“Walking to the Capitol South Metro station on my way out, I just look behind me in the reflection on my phone and see the huge Dome. It’s pretty great,” he said.
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Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.