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116th Congress John C. Stennis Congressional Staff Fellows met on Monday, July 15, 2019, in Washington D.C., to set the agenda for the 2-year program.

On Monday, July 15, 2019, the 116th Congress Stennis Fellows gathered in the Knight Conference Center atop the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to develop a shared learning agenda that will shape their time together over the next year. The Stennis Fellows began with a summary of crucial issues identified during the nomination process and in response to the fellowship theme, For the Common Good: Preparing Congress to Lead in the Next Decade. They then identified questions they hoped to explore together during the course of the fellowship and worked in small groups to prioritize the questions.

The Stennis Fellows program is a practical, bipartisan leadership development experience for senior-level staff of the United States Congress. Established in the 103rd Congress (1993-1994), the Stennis Fellows program brings together chiefs of staff, committee staff directors, legislative directors, and others to explore ways to improve the effectiveness of those who work on Capitol Hill.