The first three weeks as the country’s newest congressman have been a learning experience for Trent Kelly.
“We were up there a week and the pace is pretty fast,” he said. “My days are mapped out on a pretty tight schedule. Some times it is hard to find five minutes during the day that are mine.”
A military man with 29 years in the National Guard, Kelly is accustomed to getting up and going to work. But the schedule Congress keeps is a lot different than the schedule most of Northeast Mississippi keeps.
“I go into the office each morning around 8 but a lot of times, they don’t start voting on things until 6:30 at night and go into the night,” he said. “We had one day last past midnight.”