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David Oks will serve as a page this summer for United States Senator Chuck Schumer, following in the footsteps of several well-known public figures.
Senate pages come from all 50 states, according to the U.S. Senate website. “Appointed and sponsored by a senator, they must be high school juniors, at least sixteen years old, and attend school,” the website states. “Senate page duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative material within the Congressional complex. Other duties include preparing the chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk. Pages attend classes in the early morning at the United States Senate Page School.”
Adds David: “I also get to spend weeks with people as prominent as Senator Schumer, Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, so it's pretty cool.” David will serve as a page from June 12-30.
Several incumbent and former members of Congress as well as other prominent Americans have served as congressional pages, according to the U.S. Capitol Page Alumni Association. The program was launched in 1829.