Capitol Hill Day
Each year one of the focal points of the Youth Tour to Washington, sponsored by the nation's electric cooperatives, is a day spent on Capitol Hill. Students representing cooperatives meet and ask questions of their Congressional representatives. They also tour the Capitol Building and witness their government in action. It was a busy day last June with a full agenda.
7:30 am — Arrived at the Capitol.
8:00 am — Discussed with members of Congress issues important to Youth Tourists. Ten of North Carolina's 13 congressional representatives visited the students in the Cannon House Office Building.
Noon — Journeyed through the secure underground tunnels to the Capitol.
12:30 pm — Spoke with Sen. Richard Burr and Shaniqua McClendon, Sen. Kay Hagan's education legislative assistant.
2:30 pm — Toured the Capitol.
3:30 pm — Observed Congress in action in the House and Senate galleries.
4:30 pm — Photographed on the Capitol steps, then boarded the bus back to the hotel.