With Capitol Tours Shut Down, Senator Alexander Becomes Tour Guide for Mt. Juliet Boy Scouts

Posted on October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 – Boy Scout Troop 911 of Mt. Juliet came to Washington with a week of events planned, only to find that many places they intended to go were closed because of the government shutdown. One place that was open was the weekly Tennessee Tuesday constituent breakfast Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker hold, and since tours of the U.S. Capitol building were not available, Senator Alexander offered to provide one.

Alexander took the scouts to the reception room outside the floor of the U.S. Senate, as well as the rotunda inside the Capitol dome that features historic paintings of U.S. history and the Founding Fathers. At the breakfast, Senators Alexander and Corker also presented the scouts with their citizenship merit badges.

Click HERE for more photos from the tour with Sens. Alexander and Corker. 

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