Havre Daily News: Tester gives a government lesson at HHS

Sen. Jon Tester came to the Hi-Line and visited the U. S. Border Patrol, Hill and Blaine counties officials and John Ita’s advanced placement government class at Havre High School.

The senator, between meeting with Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Alan Bersin and heading out to Blaine County, spent about an hour of his visit Tuesday talking with Ita’s seniors about how the government works and particulars about his ideas and efforts.

“It’s always good to visit with these young adults. They’re a good bunch of kids, ” Tester said. “Initially they’re a little bit shy, and I told them if they don’t ask me anything I’ll ask them, about the number of senators and functions of government. Just kind of beat them up on the civics.”

Once these students got a little more comfortable, they began asking about the senator’s priorities and efforts, discussing alternative energy sources, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors act and President Barack Obama’s actions in Libya, sharing some inside-the-beltway gossip about some Democratic unease about the situation.

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