Sections of this interview are crossposted on The Hill is Home
All to often my visitors will note bare spots on the Mall, or busted lights, or surly security at the Capitol, and accusingly turn towards me and ask "why doesn't somebody fix this?", as if I was the one standing in the way of progress. My standard response: "write your Congressman".
I had the opportunity to sit down with my Congresswoman this weekend, and ask her about several items that might effect your visit to Washington next time you come. While annoyingly, our feudal status means that my Congresswoman is technically a delegate and lacks many of the procedural tools of "real" Congresscritters, Eleanor Holmes Norton has made up for this in her ten years on the Hill with persistence and savvy. So, besides our perennial struggle for some sort of voting rights, what else did we talk about?