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Capital impact - Feature Stories
December 2008 Issue
It’s almost 7 p.m. on a warm September evening by the time Lucas Puente gets home from work. He’s just in time for the pizza delivery and finishes a slice as a text message comes in on his cell phone. He’s needed back at work. After another slice and some conversation with his roommates, he heads back across the street to the Hart Senate Office Building. By morning he will have helped compile a research document on the proposed $700 billion bailout of the financial service industry—research his boss, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, may use in discussions with other legislators or in Senate hearings. It is the kind of work you’d expect of a seasoned legislative assistant. But Puente is a student intern who has been on the job less than a month. “They kind of threw us right into the fire,” Puente says with a shy grin. “I’m glad I’m getting to do more substantive work.” Puente is one of …
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