U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello is praising a new space that just opened this month on Capitol Hill – a meeting room across the street from the Senate that is designed for bipartisan discussions between member of Congress, as well as the general public – writes Mary Hui for The Washington Post.
The Quaker Welcome Center is housed in a three-story rowhouse owned and operated by the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a nonpartisan Quaker lobbying group and the oldest registered religious lobby in Washington.
The Quaker lobbying arm tackles subjects such as economic justice, criminal justice, immigrants and refugees, energy, and the environment.
The center recently marked its opening by holding its first public event, hosting Reps. Costello and Anna Eshoo in a conversation about climate change and the environment. Costello said that it was essential to have such a forum where lawmakers can get along, and to show the public that Congress is not a place of dysfunction.
Click here to read more about the Quaker Welcome Center in our nation’s capital in The Washington Post.