Senate Page Program

Retiring page school principal honored by McConnell
After 26 years, Kathryn Weeden is leaving the job

Pages pose for a group photo on the Senate steps on April 24, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A behind-the-scenes force on Capitol Hill is retiring after 26 years on the job. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute Tuesday to Senate Page School principal Kathryn Weeden in a speech on the floor.

“For more than a quarter century, principal Weeden has been a constant anchor in a place where rotation and change are par for the course,” the Kentucky Republican said.

Rubio bids farewell to exiting Senate pages
It was the last day in the chamber for this crop of high school juniors

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., showed gratitude for Senate pages Thursday night. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Marco Rubio took a moment Thursday night to thank a quiet workforce on Capitol Hill, the Senate pages.

It was the final day working in the chamber for the juniors in high school, at least 16 years old, who help deliver correspondence, transport bills and prepare the chamber, all while attending the U.S. Senate Page School.