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Jenniffer González participates in Harvard program for new congressmen

By on December 6, 2016

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Resident Commissioner-elect Jenniffer González Colón is participating in the Bipartisan Program for New Members Elected to Congress along new congressmen nationwide, offered by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.

Resident Commissioner-elect and chairperson of the Puerto Rico Republican Party, Jenniffer González (File)

Resident Commissioner-elect and chairperson of the Puerto Rico Republican Party, Jenniffer González (File)

“I am thankful of the invitation by Harvard University to participate in the program.  know I will acquire tools that will allow me to represent the island efficiently, and I will take advantage [of the opportunity] to continue developing relations with my colleagues so they know our interests, and to be able to count on them when boosting legislation to Puerto Rico’s benefit,” expressed González Colón.

The New Progressive Party (NPP) politician explained that every two years, the Institute offers the nation’s most prominent education and training program to new members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The new elected members in Congress will gather for the Institute’s conference, where they will discuss how legislators can exercise their leadership in and face legislative challenges.

“We are pleased to welcome the new Congress members so they congregate in an environment where they can set aside partisanship and focus on daily governance work,” expressed William D. “Bill” Delahunt, the Institute’s interim director and former U.S. representative for Massachusetts’ 10th congressional district.

He added their participation “is evidence of the collaborative and civilized commitment that can be reestablished in our democratic process as we begin new efforts to reconnect the United States.”

The 22nd edition of the Bipartisan Program for New Members Elected to Congress offers attendees a variety of seminars and guidance that include: federal budget process; key issues in domestic and foreign policy; and the expanding role of innovation and technology in government; setting up and staffing congressional offices; best practices for media relations; and managing family/work life balance.

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