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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 8 items )  

Daines Pushes for Montana Priorities, Stronger GBSD in NDAA
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Steve Daines wrote a letter to Congressional leadership urging nuclear modernization and an increase in funding towards the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD), the W87-1 warhead, and plutonium pit production in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana is a part of the GBSD project. "The effectiveness of our nuclear deterrent is rooted i  more

Daines to FBI Director: Must Not Compromise Safety of Montanans
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Sends Letter Urging FBI to Assign Full Time Agents for both Human Trafficking, Indian Country Cases in Montana * * * U.S. Senator Steve Daines today sent a letter to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray urging the FBI not to reduce focus on human trafficking in Montana, while also providing further support in Indian Country. "Fighting human trafficking and r  more

GAO Issues Report on Protecting Veterans from Financial Exploitation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- The Government Accountability Office has issued a report on financial exploitation about protecting elderly or disabled veterans. The report (GAO-20-109) is titled "Veterans Benefits: Actions VA Could Take to Better Protect Veterans from Financial Exploitation". The report was sent to Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, chairman, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, chairman, and Rep. Phil Roe, R-T  more

New Veterans Clinic Headed to Missoula After Tester Efforts
BIG SANDY, Montana, Oct. 1 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Facility will serve more than 47,000 area veterans * * * Missoula will receive a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) for veterans after sustained efforts from U.S. Senator Jon Tester. The new clinic, which Tester fought to secure in bipartisan legislation passed by the Senate in 2017, will serve more than 47,000 ve  more

New Veterans Clinic Headed to Missoula After Tester Efforts
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Facility will serve more than 47,000 area veterans * * * Missoula will receive a new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) for veterans after sustained efforts from U.S. Senator Jon Tester. The new clinic, which Tester fought to secure in bipartisan legislation passed by the Senate in 2017, will serve more than 47,000 veterans in the area and allow the VA to expand its current Primary Care, Mental  more

Sen. Tester Issues Statement on Agreement to Cancel Oil Lease in Badger-two Medicine
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following statement regarding news that Moncrief Oil and the Wilderness Society reached an agreement to permanently retire Moncrief's federal oil and gas lease in the Badger-Two Medicine: "Today's agreement is a recognition that there are just some places too sacred to dig or drill. "This is a huge victory for the Blackfeet Nation and everyone who loves our public lands, and we're going to keep the pressure on until the Badger-Two M  more

Tester Tackles Tough Questions in Billings at 5th In-person Town Hall of Year
WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator responds to constituents, solicits feedback from group of more than 150 people in face-to-face public forum * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester yesterday took questions, comments, and feedback from a group of more than 150 Billings-area constituents at his 5th public, in-person town hall of the year. "When you come to a town hall like this one, you're holding your representatives accountable--ther  more

Tester to FBI: Assign Full-Time Agents to Both Human Trafficking and Indian Country in Montana
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - FBI received more than $161 million in additional funding for detection, investigation, and prosecution in fiscal year 2019 * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester sent a letter last week to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray expressing deep concern over the FBI's decision to reassign the only Montana agent focused on human trafficking. "I write to express my concerns about the re  more