Portman Announces U.S. Senate Page for Fall 2019 Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) announced today that he has appointed Elijah Smith, a Junior at Legacy Christian Academy from Xenia, to serve as a U.S. Senate Page for the fall 2019 program. Elijah will have the opportunity to work in the Senate chamber and assist with day-to-day operations at the Capitol. The Page Program will run from September to January.
“Elijah is a fantastic, dedicated student,” said Portman. “I’m excited to bring him on board with the U.S. Senate. Pages have the unique opportunity to see our government at work up close, and I know he's going to learn a lot during his time here.”
“I am thrilled to begin serving our Senate and our capitol this fall. I look forward to seeing the beauty of the United States Government at work, and I hope to learn from this amazing experience. I appreciate Senator Portman for allowing me to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Smith.
Page responsibilities include delivery of correspondence and legislative materials within the congressional complex, taking messages for members, preparing the chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk. Pages are also required to attend classes each morning at the Page School beginning at 6:15am. The Senate Page Program is administrated by the Sergeant at Arms, the Secretary of the Senate, and the party secretaries.