Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Madison 4Hers Practice Citizenship

On Febuary 8, seven 4-Hers from Madison traveled to the state Capitol in Richmond to see citizenship in action. First went to visit with Holly Herman, Senator Emmett Hanger's aid. Senator Hanger was busy in committee meetings but Holly told us about the work he does. We also visited with Senator Bryce Reeves. He is new to the Senate this year and talked about how he got interested in serving in the Senate. Our next stop was to visit with Delegate Ed Scott. He talked to us about some of the Bills he is working on in the House and more about the process of getting a bill made into a law. We also took a quick tour of the Capitol building. We also learned about VDACS (Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services) and how it help farmers and consumers. It was a busy day on Capitol Hill, but we were able to squeeze into the House gallery to see our lawmakers in action.

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