Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) listens to testimony at a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on outreach programs in Vermont for service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo by Renée Bouchard for the U.S. Senate.)
Lt. Col. John C. Boyd, deputy chief of staff for personnel for the Vermont Army National Guard, testifies before the U.S. Senate Veterans'Affairs Committee about a Vermont veterans outreach program. (Photo by Renée Bouchard for the U.S. Senate.)
Following the hearing, Sen. Sanders met in his office with Lt. Col. Boyd and Major Randy Gates, State Family Program director of the Family Readiness Program.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Brittny Buck (left) and Justin Lalumiere (right), vice president and president respectively of the Vermont Future Farmers of America to discuss agricultural education in Vermont.
A group of approximately 25 Upward Bound students from high schools around the state of Vermont met with the Vermont congressional delegation to discuss current affairs in Washington and to better understand the delegates' roles in Congress. Upward Bound prepares high school students for success in high school and enrollment in college by offering a range of academic, counseling, social, and recreational activities.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with three Vermont members of the National Young Leaders Conference, which brings high school students from around the country to Washington, D.C. as part of the group's commitment to gaining a better understanding of the political process. Pictured (from left to right) are Sarah Debouter (East Middlebury), Chelsea Chestnut (Poultney), Senator Sanders and Stephen Akiki (Colchester).
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) confers with Vice President Al Gore on July 17, 2008, after the Nobel laureate spoke to a crowd of several thousand in DAR Constitution Hall. Gore called on the United States to abandon electricity generated by fossil fuels within a decade and rely on the sun, wind and other renewable sources of power. “He is absolutely right,” said Sanders.