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Conversations with Congressional Freshmen
by etouhey

C-SPAN is featuring interviews with several House freshman members, focusing on their lives before coming to serve on Capitol Hill and their thoughts on working in Washington.

Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) discusses her experiences as the youngest woman to ever be elected to Congress at age 30, her upbringing, and her work with Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) during the 2016 presidential election (airs Wednesday, July 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET).

Representative Brad Ashford (D-NE) discusses his background and his experiences so far as a new member of Congress (airs Wednesday, July 1 at 8:24 p.m. ET).

Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) talks about his role as a new member of Congress (airs Wednesday, July 1 at 8:51 p.m. ET.)

Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) talks about his role as a new member of Congress (airs Wednesday, July 1 at 9:14 p.m. ET).

Watch previous interviews in this series:

Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY), deployed in Iraq in 2006 (aired Sunday, May 24).

Representative Mark Takai (D-HI), a member of the Hawaii National Guard (aired Sunday, May 24)

Representative Mike Bost (R-IL), a former Marine and volunteer firefighter (Aired Monday, May 25)

Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), the first African-American woman to serve in the New Jersey delegation (aired Monday, May 25)

Representative Steve Russell (R-OK), an Army veteran and rifle manufacturer (Aired Monday, April 6)

Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a former Harvard University student who dropped out to join the Marines (Aired Tuesday, April 7)

Representative Norma Torres (D-CA), a former police dispatcher and state senator (Aired Wednesday, April 8)

Representative William Hurd (R-TX), a former CIA agent (Aired Thursday, April 9)

Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT), a former Navy SEAL and PAC-10 football player (Aired Friday, April 10)