Once a week, Sen. Tom Harkin takes time out of his busy schedule to visit a public elementary school on Capitol Hill where he helps a young student learn to read.
All together now: Awww!
The Iowa Democrat is a volunteer for the Everybody Wins program and will be recognized Tuesday night at the program’s annual gala.
Everybody Wins pairs young students with reading mentors who spend an hour a week reading with the student. More than 100 Congressional staffers work with the program each year.
Harkin won’t be the only VIP volunteer on hand Tuesday. Transportation Secretary and former Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.) will also attend. LaHood volunteered with the program during his time on Capitol Hill.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.