What’s it really like to be a new member of the world’s most powerful legislature? CNN.com will be telling the story of the Freshman Year in 2009 through videos and commentaries about two new U.S. representatives.
“Jason Chaffetz and Jared Polis are taking video cameras with them as they negotiate their way in the 111th Congress, both inside and outside Washington.
They both won convincing victories in November in neighboring states, yet they are world’s apart. Utah’s Chaffetz is a conservative Republican married father of three who is sleeping on a cot in his congressional office to save money. Democrat Polis from Colorado is a former Internet entrepreneur who is one of the wealthiest members of Congress and the first openly gay male to be elected to the House of Representatives as a freshman.”