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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 16 items )  

Daines Announces $86 Thousand Grant to Strengthen Fish Habitation and River Flow in French Creek
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced that $86,610 will be directed towards the Big Hole Watershed Committee based in Divide, Montana to complete the Lower French Creek Sediment Reduction Project. "This is great news for the folks in Silver Bow County," Daines said. "This funding is about preserving our great outdoor heritage and will ensure better flow to the French Creek for all Montanans to enjoy."   more

Daines Leads U.S. Senate Field Hearing on National Parks at Grant-Kohrs
DEER LODGE, Montana, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Brings D.C. to Montana to Discuss Strategy to Increase Visitations to Montana National Parks * * * U.S. Senator Steve Daines today brought together members of the community and leaders from the National Park Service for an official U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources field hearing at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. Serving as the Chairman of the National Parks Subcommitt  more

Sen. Daines Applauds EPA's Proposal That Will Lead to More High Paying Montana Jobs
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Proposal Will Reform Water Quality Certification Process * * * Today, U.S. Senator Steve applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal regarding the water quality certification process. The proposal would reform implementation of the water quality certification process under section 401 of the Clean Water Act. "This is great news for Montana's energy economy," Daines said. "Tod  more

Sen. Tester Bill to Protect Veterans' Disability Payments Heads to President's Desk
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act will amend current bankruptcy law to support veterans experiencing financial burdens * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester's bipartisan bill to protect veterans' disability payments recently passed the U.S. Senate and now heads to the President's desk for signature. As Ranking Mem  more

Sen. Tester Helps Lead Historic Commissioning of USS Billings
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Following years-long push by Senator, United States Navy commissions ship in recognition of Montana's largest city * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester joined Navy personnel, Billings officials, sailors, Marines, and their families today for the official commissioning ceremony for the USS Billings, the first naval warship in history to be named after Montana's largest city. The USS Billings is the 17th lit  more

Sen. Tester Presses BLM Chief William Pendley on Past Positions
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator demands answers on public lands, calls for recusal from Badger Two-Medicine case; "Your appointment to your current position is an end run around the Senate's responsibility to oversee and confirm federal leadership positions" * * * Writing "you have a long record advocating selling off the public lands you now oversee," U.S. Senator Jon Tester is asking William Pendley for answers on his ant  more

Sen. Tester Secures More Than $5 Million to Assist Montana Homeless Veterans
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator hails funding for Volunteers of America Northern Rockies * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced more than $5 million in federal funding to help end veteran homelessness in Montana. The $5,440,394 grant will go to the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies (VOA), a service organization based out of Billings. Since 2012, VOA has worked with more than 200 veterans and their families to help pr  more

Sen. Tester Secures More Than $5 Million to Assist Montana Homeless Veterans
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator hails funding for Volunteers of America Northern Rockies * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced more than $5 million in federal funding to help end veteran homelessness in Montana. The $5,440,394 grant will go to the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies (VOA), a service organization based out of Billings. Since 2012, VO  more

Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Kampgrounds of America
DEER LODGE, Montana, Aug. 8 -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on National Parks issued the following testimony by Toby O'Rourke, president and CEO of Kampgrounds of America, at a field hearing to examine opportunities to expand visitation at lesser-known National Park System units: "Thank you for the opportunity to speak before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' Subcommittee on National Parks. I appreciate the invitation to discuss the topic of expanding  more

Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Montana Office of Tourism & Business Development
DEER LODGE, Montana, Aug. 8 -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on National Parks issued the following testimony by Sarah Bannon, executive director for the Southwest Region of the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development, at a field hearing to examine opportunities to expand visitation at lesser-known National Park System units: "The Grant Kohrs Ranch is the only 1880's working ranch National Historic Site in the United States. It is an active monument of the work  more

Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee Issues Testimony From National Park Service
DEER LODGE, Montana, Aug. 8 -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on National Parks issued the following testimony by Palmer Jenkins, acting Intermountain regional director for the National Park Service, at a field hearing to examine opportunities to expand visitation at lesser-known National Park System units: "Thank you for the opportunity to provide the Department of the Interior's views on the topic of opportunities to expand visitation at lesser-known parks. Each and ever  more

Senate Natural Resources Subcommittee Issues Testimony From Powell County Commissioner Crachy
DEER LODGE, Montana, Aug. 8 -- The Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on National Parks issued the following testimony by Powell County Commissioner Doug Crachy at a field hearing to examine opportunities to expand visitation at lesser-known National Park System units: "Powell County originated by being split off of Deer Lodge County in 1901. The county seat of Powell County is Deer Lodge. Agriculture has been and still is the main economic business in Powell County. Mining was a   more

Tester Bill to Protect Veterans' Disability Payments Heads to President's Desk
WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Honoring American Veterans in Extreme Need Act will amend current bankruptcy law to support veterans experiencing financial burdens * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester's bipartisan bill to protect veterans' disability payments recently passed the U.S. Senate and now heads to the President's desk for signature. As Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Tester introduced the Ho  more

Tester Caps National Health Center Week With Call for Certainty for Community Health Centers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Tester: Congress cannot play politics with families' health care * * * To mark the conclusion of National Health Center Week, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today called on Senate leadership to reauthorize critical funding for the 65 community health centers that serve more than 100,000 Montanans annually before the end of the fiscal year. Tester wrote a letter calling for the Community Health Center Fund  more

Tester, Grassley Continue Fight for Family Farms, Demand USDA Defend Small Livestock Producers
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators: "Family farmers and ranchers are vital to the strength of rural America." * * * As the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) begins to clarify rules within the Packers and Stockyards Act, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) sent a letter to Undersecretary Greg Ibach outlining key priorities to help family farmers compete with large corporations. Tester a  more

Trump Administration Makes Tester Proposal to Bring More Doctors to Rural Areas Permanent, Boosting Montana's 48 Rural Hospitals
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator's Restoring Rural Residencies Act incorporated in Administration's rule change, bolstering Montana's 48 Critical Access Hospitals * * * The Trump Administration has permanently adopted a proposal by U.S. Senator Jon Tester that will help address doctor shortages across rural America and allow Montana's 48 Critical Access Hospitals to recruit more doctors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicai  more