A group of almost 50 students and teachers from the 7th, 8th and 9th grades at Whitcomb Jr./Sr. High School in Bethel, Vermont met with Senators Sanders and Leahy on the steps of the United States Capitol to discuss the key issues facing our country today.
Over 450 Vermonters turned out for the two “Town Meetings on the Economy with Professor Elizabeth Warren” this past Saturday in Montpelier and at Vermont Law School in South Royalton.
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Senator Bernie Sanders met with Asel Akhmetova, a Kazak exchange student living with a family in Bennington, Vermont, as part of the State Department's Future Leaders Exchange program. The program was established in 1992 to provide an opportunity for high school students from the countries of the former Soviet Union to experience life in a democratic society in order to promote democratic values and institutions in Eurasia.
Senator Sanders met with about 25 students and advisors from the Rugby School in Cambridge, England. The students were visiting Washington, DC as part of their curriculum focusing on the U.S. political system.
In a ceremony on the Capitol steps, National League of Cities President Cynthia McCollum (center) presented Senators Robert Menendez (left) and Bernie Sanders a petition signed by nearly 400 local officials from 46 states in support of funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program.