Newspaper article Roll Call

Now Paging the Pages

Newspaper article Roll Call

Now Paging the Pages

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The U. S. Capitol Page Alumni Association starts rolling into town today for a reunion weekend jam-packed with educational activities and nostalgia-stoking get-togethers. Too bad most of Congress won't be around to participate.

The "Page Alumni Homecoming" not only falls on a long weekend -- Memorial Day, for you noncalendar watchers -- but also smack-dab between rolling recesses (the House returns just as the Senate skips town) that have kept lawmakers from the two chambers on different pages, so to speak, throughout most of the 112th Congress.

While USCPAA President Jerry Papazian said he is hoping for a stellar turnout -- "This first-ever homecoming will bring together Americans who roamed the halls of Congress as young messengers from the World War II era through 9/11 and beyond," he trumpeted in a news release -- the reality is that most lawmakers would rather be home for the holiday.

HOH reached out to sitting lawmakers who actually went through the page program. …

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