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From the President’s Pen

July 17-21 found myself and fellow co-founder Tomás Spath walking the halls of Congress again for the first time post-pandemic. It felt really good to be back. But you may wonder, why do we do that? We try to walk the halls every year for a number of reasons. First, and perhaps the most important, is to make members of Congress aware of the Institute and of the support we receive from you, our supporters. This is a never-ending educational effort thanks to the constant turnover in the House of Representatives and in their staff. While we have some old…
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From the President’s Pen

Now that we are fortunate enough to be past the pandemic, the Institute is excited to be back to our full programming capabilities, and we are taking full advantage! This…

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