I asked my first question (ever) in a Congressional Briefing this morning!!!
The briefing was about the effects of the pending US - Korea Free Trade Agreement on domestic autoparts makers.
I was really nervous, but everything worked out great! (I was thanked personally for my question after the briefing by the gentleman who was directing it)
I also got a bunch of business cards, and consequently realized that I need to print off some of my own.
I asked a question about how to best to deal with entrenched corporate interests that have thus far opposed reform of our trade agreements and resulted in a US trade climate that has disincintivized domestic growth and investment (especially in lieu of the ongoing financial crisis).
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
- Edmund Burke