Massachusetts' Kennedy Institute offers window on U.S. Senate

High school students from the City on a Hill Charter Public School, playing the role of U.S. senators, cast a vote at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in BostonBy Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) – One young senator had to be prodded out of a nap. A Republican congresswoman alleged that Democrats must “enjoy spending money.” There was talk of a filibuster.  This could have been the U.S. Senate, were it not for one thing: it went on to pass a massive immigration-reform bill this week. “We compromised,” said Tacora Mcneil Davis, a high school student playing a Republican Senator in a mock legislative session at Boston’s Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

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