Richmond Elementary School

On Tuesday, April 9, Senator Leahy held his third online chat of the 113th Congress with fourth-grade students from Richmond Elementary School. Using the internet to communicate with the students and their teachers, Senator Leahy answered the students’ questions on several issues, including his day-to-day life in the Senate, his favorite hobbies and what issues he is working on as a member of the Senate Agricultural Committee.  Students also asked about his work in several Batman films.  Leahy has long been a leader in Congress in connecting to schoolrooms with Internet tools.

Listed below are samples of questions asked during the chat.

What kind of education do you need to be a US Senator?

Why did you first want to run for Senate in 1974?  Why do you want to stay there?

What is a typical day like for you? How do you keep track of all of your responsibilities?

What do you enjoy most about being a Senator?

What is the hardest part of being a Senator?

Where have you traveled as a Senator?  Where would you still like to travel?

What do you like to do to relax?

What issues are you working on in the Agricultural Committee?

What’s the most recent bill that you’ve worked on that had an impact on Vermont?

What was your role in helping Jay Peak expand?

What do you think is special about Vermont?

What is your favorite place in Vermont?  Why?

What do you miss about Vermont when you are in Washington DC?

Why is Batman your favorite superhero?

When you were a kid, what was your dream job?  Why?

What is Senator Leahy's favorite memory of Senator Inouye?

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