Institute of Politics

Combat and Congress: Two Veterans in the House Talk Shop

Combat and Congress: Two Veterans in the House Talk Shop
  • Date & Time

    Oct 17, 2022

    5:30 PM - 6:45 PM CST

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  • Location

    Quadrangle Club

    1155 E 57th St Chicago, IL

Representative Peter Meijer of Michigan – one of a handful of Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump – and Representative Jake Auchincloss, a first term Democrat from Massachusetts, discuss their careers in public service, from the military to Capitol Hill. In a conversation with moderator Kayla Williams, a former assistant secretary of the V.A., they will discuss how they have found common ground and fissures through that shared lens. Rep. Auchincloss commanded a Marine infantry unit in Afghanistan and remains a major in the Reserves. Rep. Meijer was deployed to Iraq as a non-commissioned officer conducting intelligence operations and spent extensive time in Afghanistan as a conflict analyst before he was elected.

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