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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 12 items )  

After Tester's Years-Long Efforts, Montana Welcomes First-Ever Regional Benefits Director
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Beginning today, Michael Crouse to serve as Director of the Fort Harrison Veterans Affairs' Regional Benefits Office * * * Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Jon Tester today is welcoming Michael Crouse as the first-ever Regional Director at Fort Harrison, after championing a push for VA to better serve veter  more

After Tester's Years-Long Efforts, Montana Welcomes First-Ever Regional Benefits Director
BIG SANDY, Montana, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Beginning today, Michael Crouse to serve as Director of the Fort Harrison Veterans Affairs' Regional Benefits Office * * * Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Jon Tester today is welcoming Michael Crouse as the first-ever Regional Director at Fort Harrison, after championing a push for VA to better serve veterans in Montana. Earlier this year, Tester announced that VA hi  more

At Billings Clinic, Tester Honored for Rural Residencies Fix
BILLINGS, Montana, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - New rule incorporates Senator's bill to bring doctors to rural areas by reimbursing rural residencies * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester today was recognized for his work to increase the number of doctors in rural America during a visit to the Billings Clinic. The recently finalized Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule change incorporates Tester's Restoring Rural Residencies Act,  more

Confronting the Crisis of Youth Homelessness, Tester Secures Nearly $3.5 Million for Montana Continuum of Care Coalition
BIG SANDY, Montana, Aug. 30 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: In an effort to address the crisis of youth homelessness in America, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that the Montana Continuum of Care (MT CoC) Coalition will receive $3,427,682 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to combat youth homelessness in the Treasure State. MT CoC is a statewide organization based in Bozeman that pushes for cooperation betw  more

Gianforte Introduces Bipartisan Bill Creating National Suicide Hotline
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following news release: Congressman Greg Gianforte recently introduced bipartisan legislation with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) and Congressmen Chris Stewart (R-Utah) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) to create a universal telephone number as the National Suicide Hotline. The legislation designates "9-8-8" as the universal telephone number for the national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline system, whi  more

Livestock Haulers to See More Flexibility, Eased Regulations Following Tester Push
BIG SANDY, Montana, Aug. 26 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator's proposed fixes to Electronic Logging Device regulations included in new Trump Administration rules * * * As part of his ongoing commitment to ensure Montana producers can get their product to market, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is applauding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) consideration of his proposals easing regulatory burdens on livestock haulers. In Decem  more

Recognizing Excellence of 12 Montana Community Health Centers, Tester Announces Nearly $900,000 in Awards
BIG SANDY, Montana, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Quality Improvement Awards are given to some of the highest performing health centers nationwide * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $864,497 in Department of Health and Human Services grants for 12 of Montana's community health centers in recognition of their excellence and hard work in increasing health care quality and access for Montanans across the state. These Montana health  more

Sen. Tester Announces $3.5 Million for Salish Kootenai College Indigenous Research Center
BIG SANDY, Montana, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Funding will support Indigenous research methods in STEM fields * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that Salish Kootenai College will receive a $3.5 million National Science Foundation grant to fund an Indigenous Research Center on their campus in Pablo, Mont. "Tribal colleges and universities provide students and faculty with unique opportunities to conduct Indigenous research, a  more

Sen. Tester Issues Statement on Resignation of Sen. Isakson
BIG SANDY, Montana, Aug. 28 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, ranking member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the resignation announcement of Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia: "Johnny is a trusted friend, first-class public servant, and the best advocate this country's veterans could ask for. "They don't come any better than this humble and tenacious Georgian. Serving as his Ranking Member has been the honor of a lifetime for me during his time as Chairm  more

Sen. Tester Issues Statement on Retirement of Sen. Isakson
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the retirement of Chairman Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia: "Johnny is a trusted friend, first-class public servant, and the best advocate this country's veterans could ask for. "They don't come any better than this humble and tenacious Georgian. Serving as his Ranking Member has been the honor of a lifetime for me during his time as Chairman of t  more

Sen. Tester Objects to DHS 'end Run' Around the Law to Drain Millions From Agencies Protecting Homeland
BIG SANDY, Montana, Aug. 27 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator warns agency against reprogramming, transfer of funds already appropriated & deliberated by Congress * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today objected to a proposal by the Department of Homeland Security to drain $116 million from agencies that protect the homeland, including the TSA, Customs and Border Protectio  more

Sen. Tester: New Airline Routes to Montana 'Great News for Our Thriving Tourism Industry'
BIG SANDY, Montana, Aug. 29 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - American Airlines to provide new summer service to Bozeman from Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York, add New York-Kalispell route, expand Chicago-Kalispell service; Alaska Airlines to provide non-stop, year-round Los Angeles-Missoula service * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester today praised the announcement that American Airlines will add new summer flights to Bozeman from New York (LGA), Phil  more