Take Five: Dwight Evans
Freshman Rep. Dwight Evans, 62, a Pennsylvania Democrat, talks about starting a charter school, representing universities, and how he likes to eat a Philly cheesesteak.
Q: What has surprised you so far in your time in Congress?
A: I don’t think much has really surprised me because I was in the legislature for 36 years. The vocabulary of the way they do things on the floor is somewhat different than what you would do in the Pennsylvania legislature. They tend to be, here, obviously, very much structured. For example, in committee meetings, you have these five-minute rules where you get five …