Former Rep. Elaine Luria Named Georgetown Spring Fellow

January 10, 2023 by Dan McCue
Former Rep. Elaine Luria Named Georgetown Spring Fellow

WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, of Virginia, will be a fellow at Georgetown University this spring, sharing her experiences as a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol over eight weekly lectures.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Luria described her upcoming weekly sessions at the university’s Institute of Politics and Public Service as an opportunity to “help facilitate difficult conversations, cross party lines and share my experiences in politics.”

The title of her program is “Bipartisanship in a Post-January 6 World,” and it will touch on everything from the question of whether bipartisanship is still alive in the House to cooperation versus control in Congress, the work and inner workings of the Jan. 6 committee, and end with bipartisanship and its role in international affairs.

In addition to her work on the Jan. 6 committee, Luria served as the vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee and as a member of the House Committees on Homeland Security and Veterans’ Affairs during her two terms in Congress. 



In addition to her direct work for her constituents, the Navy veteran focused much of her time on increasing the defense budget to meet challenges in the Pacific, granting access to care for toxic exposed veterans through the PACT Act, and for securing funding for advanced nuclear technology. 

In a release, the university said while individual fellows have their own area of focus and expertise, “they are united in the common goal of working directly with Georgetown students to advance the common good, bolster our democratic institutions and lead with a service-oriented passion for a purpose larger than oneself.”

Over the course of the semester, the release said, members of the Georgetown community will have the opportunity to engage with the fellows in discussion groups and one-on-one, “pulling back the curtain and providing an all-access pass to the inner workings of the city.”


In addition to Luria, this year’s Spring 2023 Fellows are MJ Lee, senior White House correspondent, CNN; Michael Ricci, former director of communications for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and House Speaker Paul Ryan; Mike Shields, founder of Convergence Media and a former RNC chief of staff;  Chris Stirewalt, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute; and Jonae Wartel, a partner at Arc Initiatives, a public affairs and communications firm based in Washington, D.C. 

Dan can be reached at [email protected] and @DanMcCue

A+
a-

In The News

Health

Voting

Education

January 17, 2023
by Kate Michael
Student Mental Health Surveys Forecast College Retention Troubles

WASHINGTON — Perhaps the highest percentage to date — 76% — of undergraduate college students surveyed in a 2021 Gallup... Read More

WASHINGTON — Perhaps the highest percentage to date — 76% — of undergraduate college students surveyed in a 2021 Gallup poll suggested that they have considered dropping out of college due to mental health concerns. This statistic was recently shared during a conversation of experts working... Read More

January 10, 2023
by Dan McCue
Former Rep. Elaine Luria Named Georgetown Spring Fellow

WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, of Virginia, will be a fellow at Georgetown University this spring, sharing her... Read More

WASHINGTON — Former Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, of Virginia, will be a fellow at Georgetown University this spring, sharing her experiences as a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol over eight weekly lectures. In a tweet... Read More

Feds Propose 'Student Loan Safety Net' Alongside Forgiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is moving forward with a proposal that would lower student debt payments for millions of Americans now and in the future, offering a new route to repay federal loans under far more generous terms. President Joe Biden announced the repayment... Read More

January 9, 2023
by Dan McCue
Ben Sasse Makes It Official, Leaves Senate

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., officially resigned from the Senate on Sunday to become the next president of the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., officially resigned from the Senate on Sunday to become the next president of the University of Florida. Sasse, who previously led Midland University, a small private college in Fremont, Nebraska, submitted his resignation last month saying he would leave office... Read More

December 1, 2022
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Biden Student Loan Program

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether President Joe Biden can proceed with his student loan forgiveness program, saying it will hear oral arguments in February, with the date to be determined. As is their custom, the justices did not explain their... Read More

November 22, 2022
by Dan McCue
Administration Extends Student Loan Payment Pause Through June

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday afternoon extended its pause of federal student loan repayments to June 30, 2023,... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday afternoon extended its pause of federal student loan repayments to June 30, 2023, saying the move was necessary to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to rule in a case challenging the program. “I'm confident that our student debt... Read More

News From The Well
scroll top