POLITICO – Gregg Harper advises the newbes

The new members’ lunch had a catchy title, “if I knew then what I know now,” and some seasoned advice behind it.

Amid a long day of classes detailing everything from how to set up a congressional office to members pay and benefits, the new members of Congress were treated on Monday to a panel discussion over lunch by four soon-to-be-sophomores: Reps. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)