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Welcome to Coffee with Congress, a new podcast by the Veterans Education Project where we get to know members of Congress and key government officials. Every episode we ask questions that have nothing to do with politics, policy, or legislation. Instead, we focus on getting to know the real person behind the office. Join us as we talk to your elected members of Congress and get their take on things you wouldn't normally get to know.
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As a fifth-generation Arkansan, John Boozman brings his decades of experience as a successful healthcare provider and a small business owner to his role as Senator for the people of Arkansas. Listen in as Senator Boozman tells us about annoying Coach Gibbs, spending some formative years in England, and the trick to surviving a deadly animal encounter.More info:https://www.boozman.senate.govhttps://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell has served in the Army for over 30 years and most recently served as the principal military advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense on all matters involving joint and combined total force integration, utilization, health of the force and joint development for enlisted personnel. Listen in as CSM Troxell discusses riding alligators, what’s wrong with the panthers, and preparing for the worst day of your life.More info: https://www.defense.gov/Our-Story/Biographies/Biography/Article/633862/command-sergeant-major-john-wayne-troxell/https://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
As a seventh generation Texan, Van Taylor is a family man, businessman, and decorated Iraq War Veteran. He brings all of his life’s experience to his role as Representative for Texas’ 3rd District. Listen in as Congressman Taylor discusses sweet treats, what a name is worth, and why rattlesnakes are actually our friends.More info: https://vantaylor.house.govhttps://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
As an Army Veteran, physician, and businessman, Congressman Mark Green is taking on wasteful spending and over regulation in his state in his bid to improve life for residents in Tennessee’s 7th district! Listen in as Congressman Green discusses whiskey, moonshine, superheroes, and stealing car batteries in Iraq!More info: https://markgreen.house.govhttps://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
With the goal of making North Dakota a better place to live and work, Congressman Kelly Armstrong represents the people of his state and uses his background in business and love for the outdoors to advance positive changes for North Dakota. Listen in as Congressman Armstrong breaks down Knoephla soup, the migrating bees of North Dakota, and strategy for avoiding shark attacks.More info: https://armstrong.house.gov/https://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
As a pilot and businessman, and having served as a Three-Star General in the Marine Corps, Congressman Jack Bergman has always been committed to serving others. Having family roots in Michigan since the 1800s, he now represents Michigan’s 1st District. Listen in as Congressman Bergman gives advice to his 20-year-old self, the great Chevy vs. Ford debate, and what he’s prepared to do if a moose attacks his Capitol Hill office. More info: https://bergman.house.govhttps://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
Growing up in Virginia and having served in the United States Air Force, Congressman Denver Riggleman represents Virginia’s 5th District. He’s a businessman who opened his own distillery with his wife Christine in 2013 called Silverback Distillery, located in Afton, VA. Listen in as Congressman Riggleman breaks down his favorite rollercoasters, breakdancing classes, and how the Congressman really feels about BuzzFeed. More info: https://riggleman.house.govhttps://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
Growing up in South Dakota and having served as an active community volunteer, Congressman Dusty Johnson is the single voice that represents South Dakota in Congress. He’s a family man who enjoys camping, hiking, and reading with his wife and three sons. Listen in as Congressman Johnson breaks down mashed potato wrestling, his method for fighting ring-necked pheasants, and what he would choose as an entrance song when entering any room. More info: https://dustyjohnson.house.govhttps://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
Congressman Jason Crow is a former lawyer and Army Ranger who represents Colorado's 6th Congressional district. His passion for helping Servicemembers transition from military to civilian life shows, and was even named Denver's Pro-bono lawyer of the year for those efforts. Listen in as Congressman Crow breaks down the details of Colorado green chili, shares his mountain lion contingency plan, and a story about his honeymoon night that might scare you.More info: https://crow.house.govhttps://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
Congressman Steve Stivers represents Ohio's 15th Congressional district and has served in the National Guard for over 30 years. Throughout his career, he has worked to increase jobs, stimulate economic development, and put order to our country's financials. We sat down with Congressman Stivers and learned about the rudest animals, what buckeyes taste like, and how he prefers his chili. More info: https://stivers.house.govhttps://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
Congressman Michael Waltz represents Florida's 6th Congressional district and served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years. As a Florida native, Green Beret, business owner, and proud father, Congressman Waltz has a lot to say about the political divide between crocodiles and alligators, which fried chicken is superior, and why it's important to travel abroad.More info: https://waltz.house.govhttps://veteranseducationproject.orghttps://eangus.org
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