This summer I interned in the office of Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer in Washington, D.C. During my time in Washington, D.C., I was learning about the legislation process perhaps, the creation of bills, and how these bills become law. As a legislative intern, I also helped to assist constituents from New York State via phone and in-person meetings. Every day, I wrote memos about data from constituents' needs for the senator to take action, then I sent these memos to senior staff. In order to write a strong bill, I attended committee hearings and did my research to also send a memo about the hearing and research. Lastly, often staff asked to escort important guests into the capitol, and part of my duties was to bring these guests into the building and sometimes give them a capitol tour.
A favorite project I was involved in this summer, was the passing of the historic bipartisan gun legislation bill. This was moment was very emotional in the senate chamber because many activists were watching the vote from the senate galley.