MA07 Constituent Day 2008
  More than 300 constituents from Massachusetts’ 7th district attend annual event at the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), yesterday welcomed more than 300 people to his annual Constituent Day in Washington, D.C.  Visitors from nearly every one of the nineteen cities and towns in Massachusetts’ 7th District attended the special event during which Rep. Markey delivered a special presentation to the group on the floor of the House.  Normally, only Members of Congress are allowed on the House floor; however, for the morning’s event, Rep. Markey received special permission in order to invite his constituents into the historic chamber.  Over the course of the morning, Rep. Markey discussed the history of the U.S. Capitol Building and of his 32-year career in Congress, and opened up the discussion to take any questions that many members of the group had.  Following that, everyone headed out to the steps of the Capitol Building for a group photo.  

Rep. Markey said, “I look forward to hosting Constituent Day during the April vacation week every year.  It is an honor to be able to give my constituents a tour of the House chamber, an opportunity that few people ever have.  I am extremely proud to represent such a wonderful and diverse district, and it is my pleasure to be able to host so many of my constituents at such a unique event each year.”

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