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Fellow: Nick Johns
Office: Republican Study Committee
Tasks in Member’s Office
During my time in the office, I focus a lot on keeping up-to-date with current policies and what is happening on the floor. Knowing what is going on is key since many of our Caucus’ offices ask the Republican Study Committee for help on different issues and we help illustrate conservative views or concerns. I also help write our legislative bulletins, which analyze the key components on every bill coming to the floor. In a general sense, I also help develop and write policy reports for our task forces, which go out to all of our members. During this process, we also meet with stakeholders, member offices, and experts to help inform our ideas.
Favorite memories on the Hill
Some of my favorite memories are making dinners with my APAICS Fellow cohort! We have some really great cooks in our crew. I help cut veggies though since I’m no pro. It’s also great to attend the weekly RSC caucus lunch. We have had some interesting speakers.
Morning: Sometimes I am either finishing up a legislative bulletin draft or meeting with RSC staff. Or sometimes I can catch up writing policy research memos on innovative approaches to issues.
Lunch: I love Steak and Shake if I have time to get it. House-side has some great food options.
Afternoon: I will attend various briefings or take meetings with experts and other stakeholders in the afternoons. It’s important to get a well-rounded perspective on issues.
Evenings: Depending on how busy things are, I may need to stay late to finish time-sensitive projects. Other times, there are interesting events that other groups host. Networking is very important on the Hill and it’s key to meet and develop relationships with lots of folks!