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Senators Wyden and Merkley Visit South for Student Town Hall

Dec. 16. 2016

Students, educators, and community members gathered Friday for a question and answer session at South Medford High School with U.S. Senators for Orgon Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley. The visit is just one in the senators’ “Listening to Oregon’s Future” tour.

Students in government classes prepared questions ahead of time on a range of issues including the impact of a possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, partisan politics, the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the investigation into Russia’s alleged hack during the presidential election.

The senators took turns thoughtfully answering student questions.

“You’ve made us proud,” said Sen. Wyden. “I am walking out of this high school knowing the torch will be passed to good hands.”

“This is one of the best forums I’ve ever attended,” added Sen. Merkley.

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