Elizabeth Esty, who won the 5th Congressional District seat on Election Day, is heading to Washington, D.C., this week for orientation.
Orientation for new members of Congress is a two-week ordeal.
The first week begins Tuesday and ends Saturday.
A briefing on ethics is scheduled. They will also learn how to set up their offices, manage their office budgets and hire personnel. A “member-elect class photo” will also be taken.
The second week of orientation will be held Nov. 27 through Dec. 1.
During the second week, a reception will be held at the Botanic Garden. New members of Congress will also tour the House of Representatives’ chamber, attend a seminar on the legislative process and take part in perhaps the most significant event of all: the lottery to determine what office the new Congresswoman receives.