Thanks to Phil Rucker and Washington Post Capitol Hill reporter Paul Kane the Press Pass crew got a behind the scenes tour of the Capitol last week. The event gave the students a chance to learn the history and secrets of the United States Capitol building and they got an inside look at where journalists do their work. During the event we sat in the press gallery in the Senate chamber, took pictures at the podium where senators give their press conferences, and got the chance to ride on the famous Capitol subway.
The event ended with an incredible opportunity to meet with DC congressional representative Congresswoman Elanor Holmes Norton. During the meeting the students had a chance to talk with Congresswoman Norton about her fight to end taxation without representation in DC and hear her tell stories from her more than 20 years in office.