Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) met with several interns from the Armenian National Committee of America in his Washington D.C. office. The interns discussed their work at the ANCA and priorities for the Armenian-American community, both in Congress and at home. They were also given a chance to ask Rep. Schiff questions about his work in Congress and to suggest ideas for legislation, Asbarez reports.
“I am always pleased to see young people in our country engaging in public service and the legislative process, and am especially impressed when they demonstrate such enthusiasm and commitment. The experiences and professional development that internships provide will position these students well for their future endeavors,” Rep. Schiff said.
“We are always pleased to create opportunities for young Armenians to exchange ideas, discuss issues, and explore careers in public service with Members of Congress and other key players in the Washington policy-making community,” said ANCA Legislative Affairs Director Raffi Karakashian.
“Our internships – as well as our ‘Capital Gateway’ public policy job-placement program – are empowering a new generation of talented and devoted Armenians with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to lead our community and our cause into the future. As always, the best investment we can ever make is in our youth.”
“I am proud to represent a large and vibrant Armenian community, which has so enriched our nation in so many fields,” Rep. Schiff said. “As a friend of the Armenian community, I will continue working hard to pursue recognition for the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide, as well as policies to ensure a better life for the Armenian people in our communities and throughout the world.”