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Michael Dee

Headlines | Jul 10

The View From the Senate

For the past three weeks I have been working as a Senate Doorkeeper for the United States Senate Sergeant at Arms. My job involves escorting visitors to the senate gallery and checking in their electronics and bags at the CVC. Additionally, I also have elevator duties on some weeks where I get to take the Senators (and some visiting House members) to different floors. While some of these tasks can be monotonous at times, getting a chance to interact with the Senators is definitely a mind opening experience. The experience has reshaped my opinion about many Senators whose politics I strongly disagree with but who were extremely polite and cordial with me in person. The media and partisan politics often seek to vilify the other side, but when you actually have a chance to chat with them, you realize that you have more similarities than differences.

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