Top questions to ask your congressperson or senator

Washington DC Trip June 2022

Have you ever wanted the opportunity to meet a Congressperson or Senator? The perfect chance is during a school trip to Washington, D.C. Students looking to get involved in government/politics can make an early connection and jumpstart for future career opportunities. Below we have outlined our top questions for students to ask when meeting an elected official. Use the link below to begin planning your Washington, D.C. School Trip and mention wanting to meet a congressperson or senator to our landmark team.

Congressperson or Senator Sample Questions:

  1. How do you become a Senator/House Representative?

  2. Why did you want to become a Senator/House Representative?

  3. What did you do before you were elected?

  4. Have you met the President?

  5. How long can you be a Senator/House Representative?

  6. Do you like your job?

  7. What do you do as a Senator/House Representative?

  8. How many Senators/House Representatives are there?

  9. What is the leadership for the Senate/House of Representatives?

  10. Who can become a Senator/House Representative?

  11. What surprised you the most about this job?

  12. What is the toughest and easiest part of the job?

  13. Are there any interesting stories you can share with us about being a Congressman/woman or Senator?

  14. Do you live in D.C.?

  15. Will you run for re-election?

  16. We’ve heard that some Senators/House Representatives end up sleeping in their offices… Is that what it’s like for you?

  17. Do you miss being in (Your State)?


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Congressperson or Senator Sample Questions:

Staffers and Interns are important players in supporting elected officials. As a company, we like to always make sure to include them in our question session. Below are some sample questions students can ask: 

    1. Do you enjoy working with the Senator/House Rep and why?

    2. How do you like your job?

    3. Why did you get into working with the Senator/House Representative?

    4. Are the hours long?

    5. Do you want to run for Senator/House Representative one day?

    6. Is the work hard?

    7. Can you give us a glimpse of what the job entails?

    8. Do you like working in D.C.?

    9. What is your favorite part about working at the Capitol?

    10. When visiting Washington, D.C. on your next school trip, be sure to include meeting your congressperson or senator!