Tester to chair Border Security field hearing in Havre on July 12

Congressman Daines will participate at Senator's hearing

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester will chair a U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee field hearing in Havre on Friday, July 12 to examine the best ways to keep America’s northern border secure.

Tester, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee charged with making government more efficient, will open the hearing at 1:00 p.m. at MSU-Northern’s Hensler Auditorium.

Congressman Steve Daines, a member of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, will also participate.

The hearing, titled “Protecting Our Northern Border: Enhancing Collaboration and Building Local Partnerships,” will feature two panels to discuss how federal, state and local officials can better work together with community, business and tribal leaders to strengthen security and promote trade along Montana’s 545-mile border with Canada.

Panelists include:

  • Don Bostrom, Hill County Sheriff
  • Nathan Burr, Border Patrol, Havre Sector Vice President, National Border Patrol Council
  • Kumar Kibble, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Special Agent in Charge
  • Christopher Richards, Border Patrol, Havre Sector Chief

More panelists are likely to attend the hearing, which is free and open to the public.

EVENT:                     U.S. Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce

“Protecting Our Northern Border: Enhancing Collaboration and Building Local Partnerships”

Chaired by Senator Jon Tester

DATE/TIME:            Friday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:              Hensler Auditorium

MSU-Northern

200 Cowan Drive

Havre

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