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Rockwall native completes congressional internship in Rep. Ratcliffe’s Washington office

(July 17, 2017) WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) congratulated Rockwall native, Emma Bishop, today for her successful completion of a congressional internship in his Washington office this summer. Bishop graduated from Rockwall High School in 2017 and will enter her sophomore year at The University of Texas at Dallas in the fall.

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and Emma Bishop of Rockwall on steps of U.S. Capitol Building

“Serving 700,000 constituents throughout 18 counties in Northeast Texas wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the dedicated assistance of bright, young folks like Emma, who help support the work of my staff,” Ratcliffe said.

“I’d like to thank Emma for her service to the people of the 4th District of Texas during her internship in my Washington, D.C. office. It’s always terrific to see someone give back to their hometown community through civil service.”

Bishop said her internship was a memorable experience that taught her how a congressional office bridges the gap between Northeast Texas and Washington.

“I learned just how much our district means to our government. Being from a small town – the smallest county in Texas to be exact – it’s easy to think that your opinions or interests might be written off because D.C. is so far away, but that isn’t the case in the slightest,” she said.

“To learn how the Congressman and the members in the House of Representatives are working toward a positive solution has been an amazing experience. I am forever grateful for this opportunity that Congressman Ratcliffe has given to me, and I am proud to be a Texan and a citizen of his district.”

Submitted press release by Rachel Stephens, Communications Director, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas)

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