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Congressional Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 19 items )  

As LWCF Full Funding Clears Key Hurdle, Tester Calls on Senate Leadership to Act
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator urges Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring funding for critical conservation tool to the floor of the Senate * * * Following committee passage of mandatory full funding for the critical Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), U.S. Senator Jon Tester today called on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the bipartisan legislation up for a vote on the Senate floor. "Our LWCF mandatory ful  more

Daines Votes for Bipartisan LWCF Funding, Park Maintenance Backlog Bills in U.S. Senate Committee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Advances Both Bills, Other Montana Priorities out of Committee * * * U.S. Senator Steve Daines today advanced a slate of key Montana priorities out of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee including bipartisan bills that permanently and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and help fix the maintenance backlog issue facing national parks. "What a great day in the  more

Daines, Tester, Gianforte Bill Honoring Jeannette Rankin Heads to President's Desk
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Bill Renaming Missoula Post Office Passes out of U.S. Senate * * * U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte celebrated Senate passage of their bipartisan bill yesterday, designating a Missoula post office in honor of Jeannette Rankin. Rankin, from Montana, was the first woman elected to Congress. "Jeannette Rankin was a trailblazer for women's rights and  more

In Kalispell, Tester Fields Unvetted Questions From More Than 200 Montanans at Yet Another Public Town Hall
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator takes questions from constituents in Flathead County during his 8th public, in-person forum of the year * * * In his 8th public, in-person town hall this year, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today answered questions and solicited feedback from a crowd of more than 200 constituents in Kalispell. "These public forums are the best way for me to get feedback from the folks I was elected to represent:   more

Rep. Gianforte Recognizes Mason Stimatze of Bozeman With Spirit of Montana Commendation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following news release: Congressman Greg Gianforte recognized Mason Stimatze of Bozeman for his quick thinking and bravery that saved his family in the face of a house fire. Ten-year-old Mason awoke in the early hours of a June morning to the sound of crackling and the smell of smoke. His swift actions saved his parents, brother, and sister from what could have been a tragic outcome. Gianforte's Spirit of Montana is a weekly re  more

Rep. Gianforte Welcomes Framework for Public Auction of Spectrum
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following news release: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today announced a framework for a public auction of C-Band spectrum, a policy Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) has advocated and worked with lawmakers of both parties to advance. "I appreciate the FCC moving forward with our bipartisan request to hold a public auction of wireless spectrum in a transparent, open process," Gianforte said. "I'll continue worki  more

Rep. Gianforte, Sen. Daines Call for Vote on North American Trade Deal
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Highlight USMCA's Benefits for Montana, Urge Action * * * Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) and U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today took to the floor of their respective chambers to urge immediate action on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), citing the trade deal's benefits to Montana. Nearly one year ago, President Trump and leaders of Canada and Mexico signed the agre  more

Rep. Gianforte, Sens. Daines, Tester Bill Honoring Jeannette Rankin Heads to President's Desk
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Bill Renaming Missoula Post Office Passes out of U.S. Senate * * * Congressman Greg Gianforte and U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester celebrated Senate passage of their bipartisan bill yesterday, designating a Missoula post office in honor of Jeannette Rankin. Rankin, from Montana, was the first woman elected to Congress. Congressman Greg Gianforte introduced the bill, H.R. 197  more

Rep. Gianforte, Sens. Daines, Tester Work to Support Critical LWCF-Funded Conservation Easement Near Libby
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) wrote a letter to the United States Forest Service (USFS) expressing support for the continuation of a Forest Legacy Project that would create a conservation easement on more than 27,000 acres of Stimson land near Libby. "This project protects a 27,929 acre area in Northwest Montana that supports the l  more

Sen. Tester Pushes VA to Better Serve Montana's Native Veterans at Indian Affairs Committee Hearing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator questions VA Secretary and Fort Peck Executive on efforts to meet the unique needs of Native veterans * * * At a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) questioned representatives from Montana Tribes and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on their efforts to address the uniqu  more

Sen. Tester Pushes VA to Better Serve Montana's Native Veterans at Indian Affairs Committee Hearing
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator questions VA Secretary and Fort Peck Executive on efforts to meet the unique needs of Native veterans * * * At a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) questioned representatives from Montana Tribes and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on their efforts to address the unique needs of Native American veterans. While Native American veterans s  more

Sen. Tester Urges Barr to Better Address MMIW Crisis, Human Trafficking, Meth Use
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jon Tester welcomed Attorney General William Barr to Montana today, urging him to "do more to keep Montana safe" by better addressing the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) crisis, human trafficking, and methamphetamine use, as well as connect with Montanans about how these issues affect their families and communities. "I am glad you will see firsthand the deep impact of the Department'  more

Sen. Tester: As Montana Farmers Feel Effects of Climate Change, Tester Demands USDA Stop Ignoring It
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator slams Agriculture Secretary for burying climate research, stresses need for education and adaptation * * * As temperatures rise and extreme weather becomes more frequent, U.S. Senator and 3rd generation farmer Jon Tester is calling on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to take action on behalf of American farmers and ranchers who are seeing firsthand the devastating  more

Sens. Daines, Tester, Gianforte Celebrate Senate Passage of Travis Atkins Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte today celebrated the U.S. Senate passage of their bipartisan legislation to rename the VA clinic in Bozeman after fallen Montana war hero, Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins. "Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins' bravery and service in to our nation is a true inspiration for Montanans and Americans nationwide," Daines said. "I'm happy to see my col  more

Tester Announces $4.1 Million for Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Grant will go towards the construction of a new runway apron * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that Bozeman's Yellowstone International Airport will receive a $4.1 million grant to construct a new runway apron at Montana's busiest airport. "Bozeman is seeing lots of air traffic these days, and more traffic means more planes that need places to park," Tester said. "A new apron will help   more

Tester Blasts FBI for Failing to Keep Indian Country Safe
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Tester to FBI Director Wray: your responsibility "does not stop at Indian reservation borders" * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester today blasted the FBI for failing to keep Indian Country safe and neglecting to provide help to local jurisdictions when crimes occur outside of an Indian reservation. Tester wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray in response to the death of Kaysera Stops at Pretty Places in   more

Tester Brings Home More Than $1 Million for Havre Head Start Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Grant Wwill Promote School Readiness for Young Children, Provide Resources to Low Income Families * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that the Havre Head Start program will receive $1,095,950 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue their work providing early education and child care services for families in the community. "Havre's Head Start Prog  more

Tester Secures $650,000 Grant for Stevensville Airport Repairs
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Grant will go towards much needed apron repairs * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that the Stevensville Airport will receive a $650,000 grant to repair cracks in the airport's apron and address other safety concerns. "Stevensville Airport is a gateway to Ravalli County, and this funding will provide them with the resources they need to make critical repairs to their apron," Tester said.  more

Tester, Daines, Gianforte Work to Support Critical LWCF-Funded Conservation Easement Near Libby
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - MT delegation sends letter to US Forest Service urging continuation of Kootenai Forestlands Phase II Forest Legacy Project * * * U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) wrote a letter to the United States Forest Service (USFS) expressing support for the continuation of a Forest Legacy Project that would create a conservation easeme  more