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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 15 items )  

Rep. Gianforte Issues Statement Recognizing Great Falls Project Linus Chapter Founder Gina Loss
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 8, entitled "Recognizing Gina Loss of Great Falls": Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Gina Loss, founder of the Great Falls Project Linus chapter, for leading efforts to provide comfort to Montana's children. Project Linus is a national organization with chapters throughout the country. Its primary mission is to create handmade blankets to give to chi  more

Sen. Daines Introduces Bill to Protect 2nd Amendment, Law-Abiding Gun Owners
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Bill Strengthens FOPA, Protects Interstate Transport of Firearms * * * U.S. Senator Steve Daines introduced a bill to protect the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. The bill would reform the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA) to protect travelers who are transporting firearms across state lines. "This is about protecting law abiding gun owners and their right to safely transport their   more

Sen. Daines Pays Tribute to Kinnoman
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 19, paying tribute to Charlotte Kinnoman: This week I have the honor of recognizing Charlotte Kinnoman of Lake County for her dedication to Montana's first responders during Christmas. When Charlotte met a law enforcement officer at an event with her family, she learned of the sacrifices our first responders make to protect Montana's families and com  more

Sen. Daines Votes to Advance USMCA Out of Senate Finance Committee
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Steve Daines voted to advance a critical trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, called the "USMCA," out of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Daines serves as Montana's lone voice on the Committee, which has jurisdiction over international trade action, and has been a strong proponent of advancing the trade deal. "Today marks a very important step for farmers, ranchers, an  more

Sen. Daines' Bipartisan Bill to Stop Pirate Broadcasters Heads to the President's Desk
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced that his bipartisan Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act passed through both chambers of Congress with overwhelming support and is headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. "This is great news for Montana local radio and rural broadcasters," Daines said. "My bipartisan bill protects law abiding broadcasters and ensures their voices ca  more

Sen. Daines: It's Time to Put Up or Shut Up, End Pelosi's Impeachment Sham
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Daines today introduced a resolution to update Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution. Daines' action is in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented refusal to send over the articles and attempt to dictate the rules of an impeachment trial in the Senate. "It's time to put up or shut up, and stand up to Nancy Pelosi," Daines said. "  more

Sen. Tester Announces Nearly $90,000 to Fight Substance Misuse in Sidney
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Grant to provide peer-to-peer support, education programs aimed at curbing addiction * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced the Richland County Health Department has received a grant worth nearly $90,000 to prevent youth substance misuse. Administered through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program, the grant will establish a youth subcommittee to provide peer-to-peer support for those stru  more

Sen. Tester Issues Floor Statement Remembering Ebeltoft
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Dec. 19, remembering William Ebeltoft: We have had a fruitful day here today. We passed a lot of bills. We did it in a bipartisan way. I want to thank both Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer for their good work, as well as Chairman Shelby and Ranking Member Leahy for their good work on these bills. Today, I am going to do something that I have never done b  more

Sen. Tester Joins Effort to Prevent War With Iran
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator signs on to war powers resolution ensuring Congress plays constitutional role in authorization of military force * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced he is joining an effort to prevent the Trump Administration from going to war with Iran without explicit approval from Congress. "The American people - and the servicemembers who will be sent halfway across the world to defend us - deserve a  more

Sen. Tester Kicks Off the New Year With Big Win for Missoula Kids
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senator announces nearly $1.5 million for Missoula Area Head Start * * * As part of his continued effort to help Montana kids succeed, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced a $1,489,270 grant for Child Start, Inc., a Missoula-area Head Start program. This funding comes on the heels of Tester's successful push to secure more than $10 billion in funding for Head Start programs across the country last month  more

Sen. Tester Urges FCC to Prove Commitment to Rural Broadband in Wake of 5G Announcement
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jon Tester and a bipartisan group of his colleagues sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai urging the FCC to focus their efforts on providing reliable broadband to rural communities. During a Senate Commerce Committee hearing last month, Tester called attention to the FCC's history of breaking promises to rural America by not getting work done on the ground  more

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Issues Report on Federal Recognition of Indian Tribes
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Senate Indian Affairs Committee issued a report (S.Rpt. 116-190) on legislation (S. 51) to extend the federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. The report was advanced by Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, on Jan. 6. Excerpts of the report follow: PURPOSE The purposes of S. 51 are (1) to extend Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana (Little Shell), making its members eligible for all services a  more

Sens. Cotton, Hawley, Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Allow Dismissal of 'Bogus Impeachment' Against
WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 -- Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, issued the following news release: In response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented attempt to prevent an impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) introduced a resolution to update Senate rules to allow a motion to dismiss articles of impeachment for lack of prosecution. Senators Rick Scott (R-Florida), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Ted Cruz (R-Texas),  more

Sens. Tester, Hawley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure VA Infrastructure Better Serves Veterans
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: Bipartisan BUILD for Veterans Act would cut red tape, provide tools to facilitate construction, leasing and refurbishing of new VA medical facilities, delivering modern and quality care for veterans across the country U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a bipartisan bill to ensure U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) infrastructure is better suited to provide timely and qu  more

Tester, Hawley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ensure VA Infrastructure Better Serves Veterans
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan BUILD for Veterans Act would cut red tape, provide tools to facilitate construction, leasing and refurbishing of new VA medical facilities, delivering modern and quality care for veterans across the country * * * U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced a bipartisan bill to ensure U.S. Depar  more