11 episodes

Welcome to Coffee with Congress, a new podcast by the Veterans Education Project where we get to know members of Congress and key government officials. Every episode we ask questions that have nothing to do with politics, policy, or legislation. Instead, we focus on getting to know the real person behind the office. Join us as we talk to your elected members of Congress and get their take on things you wouldn't normally get to know.

Coffee with Congress Veterans Education Project

    • Government
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Welcome to Coffee with Congress, a new podcast by the Veterans Education Project where we get to know members of Congress and key government officials. Every episode we ask questions that have nothing to do with politics, policy, or legislation. Instead, we focus on getting to know the real person behind the office. Join us as we talk to your elected members of Congress and get their take on things you wouldn't normally get to know.

    Annoying Coach Gibbs: Coffee with Senator John Boozman

    Annoying Coach Gibbs: Coffee with Senator John Boozman

    As a fifth-generation Arkansan, John Boozman brings his decades of experience as a successful healthcare provider and a small business owner to his role as Senator for the people of Arkansas. Listen in as Senator Boozman tells us about annoying Coach Gibbs, spending some formative years in England, and the trick to surviving a deadly animal encounter.

    More info:
    https://www.boozman.senate.gov
    https://veteranseducationproject.org
    https://eangus.org

    • 24 min
    Worst Day of Your Life: Coffee with CSM John Troxell

    Worst Day of Your Life: Coffee with CSM John Troxell

    Command Sergeant Major John Wayne Troxell has served in the Army for over 30 years and most recently served as the principal military advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense on all matters involving joint and combined total force integration, utilization, health of the force and joint development for enlisted personnel. Listen in as CSM Troxell discusses riding alligators, what’s wrong with the panthers, and preparing for the worst day of your life.

    More info:
    https://www.defense.gov/Our-Story/Biographies/Biography/Article/633862/command-sergeant-major-john-wayne-troxell/
    https://veteranseducationproject.org
    https://eangus.org

    • 31 min
    Rattlesnakes Are Our Friends: Coffee with Congressman Van Taylor

    Rattlesnakes Are Our Friends: Coffee with Congressman Van Taylor

    As a seventh generation Texan, Van Taylor is a family man, businessman, and decorated Iraq War Veteran. He brings all of his life’s experience to his role as Representative for Texas’ 3rd District. Listen in as Congressman Taylor discusses sweet treats, what a name is worth, and why rattlesnakes are actually our friends.

    More info:
    https://vantaylor.house.gov
    https://veteranseducationproject.org
    https://eangus.org

    • 27 min
    Stealing Car Batteries: Coffee with Congressman Mark Green

    Stealing Car Batteries: Coffee with Congressman Mark Green

    As an Army Veteran, physician, and businessman, Congressman Mark Green is taking on wasteful spending and over regulation in his state in his bid to improve life for residents in Tennessee’s 7th district! Listen in as Congressman Green discusses whiskey, moonshine, superheroes, and stealing car batteries in Iraq!

    More info:
    https://markgreen.house.gov
    https://veteranseducationproject.org
    https://eangus.org

    • 26 min
    Racing Lawnmowers: Coffee with Congressman Kelly Armstrong

    Racing Lawnmowers: Coffee with Congressman Kelly Armstrong

    With the goal of making North Dakota a better place to live and work, Congressman Kelly Armstrong represents the people of his state and uses his background in business and love for the outdoors to advance positive changes for North Dakota. Listen in as Congressman Armstrong breaks down Knoephla soup, the migrating bees of North Dakota, and strategy for avoiding shark attacks.

    More info:
    https://armstrong.house.gov/
    https://veteranseducationproject.org
    https://eangus.org

    • 33 min
    Shoot It or Eat It: Coffee with Congressman Jack Bergman

    Shoot It or Eat It: Coffee with Congressman Jack Bergman

    As a pilot and businessman, and having served as a Three-Star General in the Marine Corps, Congressman Jack Bergman has always been committed to serving others. Having family roots in Michigan since the 1800s, he now represents Michigan’s 1st District. Listen in as Congressman Bergman gives advice to his 20-year-old self, the great Chevy vs. Ford debate, and what he’s prepared to do if a moose attacks his Capitol Hill office.

    More info:
    https://bergman.house.gov
    https://veteranseducationproject.org
    https://eangus.org

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Thank you

Great podcast!

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What we really want to know

Getting to know someone beyond their website’s bullet points is so important to understanding the lens that our leaders view the world through. This podcast does a great job of getting to know the individuals and who they are. Thanks for making this happen. Dan, you are the man.

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Love this podcast

Always wanted to learn more about nuts and bolts of individual members of congress. Thanks for making this podcast! Wish we could hear more!

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