“Let’s pass a bill,” Sen. Richard Burr told the students at Lake Norman Christian School Thursday, Jan. 20. He divided the group seated in the chapel of the school, at 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, into two groups: the House of Representatives and the Senate. He then wrote a bill, calling for “free ice cream in school on Thursdays,” and guided the students through the process of introducing a bill, submitting it, having it vetoed, amending it, and resubmitting it until finally it is passed.
“You guys have done exactly what we do in Washington, but you did it about two years faster,” Burr said.
After the bill passing, Burr, who had just returned from a four-day trip to Kuwait, Pakistan and Afghanistan, invited questions from the students, which ranged from his favorite color (blue) to his thoughts on “Don’t ask, don’t tell” and the health care bill.
His favorite part of the job, Burr said, is meeting with people.
“You can’t be fulfilled unless you meet with the people whose lives you are impacting,” he said.