Walsh, Tester meet with Scobey, Glasgow, and Big Timber students in nation’s capital

In Washington, D.C., Senators answer wide-ranging questions from students

(U.S. SENATE) – Senators Jon Tester and John Walsh today met with students from Scobey and Big Timber to answer questions and welcome them to the nation’s capital.

At today’s meeting in the Senate, the students were eager to hear about everything from campaign finance reform to making college affordable. The students also asked the Senators why they chose to enter into public service.

“I’m always impressed by the smart, thoughtful questions I get from young Montanans,” said Tester, a former teacher. “Over the next few decades, our nation is going to need leaders willing to step up and make tough choices. Students like these give me hope that the next generation will have what it takes.”

“The students were excited to be in Washington and learn more about our government,” Walsh said. “Their questions showed how engaged they already are, and their awareness of what’s going on in our country and Montana.”

The students traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of the Close Up High School program. Close Up programs bring high school student groups to the nation’s capital to give them an inside look at the federal government.

The Close Up students traveled to Washington, D.C. from Scobey High School and Sweet Grass County High School. The 4-H group traveled from Valley County.