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U.S. Congressional Tipoffs Involving Montana Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 19 items )  

Bipartisan Tester, Young, Murphy Bill to Curb Veteran Homelessness Clears Key Hurdle
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators' Veteran House Act expands eligibility for HUD-VASH program to veterans with Other-Than-Honorable discharges * * * A bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) to curb veteran homelessness is one step closer to becoming law after passing the U.S. House  more

Rep. Gianforte Issues Statement on Appointment of Impeachment Managers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following statement on Jan. 15: Following today's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to appoint Speaker Nancy Pelosi's impeachment managers, Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) released the following statement: "The sham marches on, slowly. After being in such a hurry to jam their partisan impeachment through the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats continue to play their political game after slow-  more

Rep. Gianforte Issues Statement on Trade Deal With China
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following statement on Jan. 15 signing of the U.S. and China Phase One trade agreement: "Today's breakthrough agreement between the U.S. and China is a win for Montana agriculture, manufacturing, and businesses. It dramatically expands American ag exports to China, levels the playing field by ending China's unfair trade practices, and keeps China accountable to hold up their end of the deal. "The agreement with China builds upon  more

Rep. Gianforte Recognizes Gina Loss of Great Falls With Spirit of Montana Commendation
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Montana, issued the following news release: Congressman Greg Gianforte recognized Gina Loss of Great Falls for leading efforts to provide comfort to Montana's children as the founder of the Great Falls Project Linus chapter. Project Linus is a national organization with chapters throughout the country. Its primary mission is to create blankets to give to children who face a challenge, crisis, or emergency. Since Gina launched the Great Falls chapte  more

Sen. Daines Celebrates Phase One U.S.-China Trade Agreement Signing at the White House
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Steve Daines joined President Trump at the White House for the official signing ceremony of the Phase One U.S. - China Trade Agreement. Daines was joined by Cascade County Commissioner Joe Briggs for the White House event. "What an honor to be here with Commissioner Joe Briggs of Cascade County, Great Falls Montana, for this historic U.S.-China trade signing ceremony," Daines said. "I'll tell   more

Sen. Daines Pays Tribute to World War II Veteran McAllister
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 9, paying tribute to World War II veteran Tim McAllister: This week I have the honor of recognizing Tim McAllister, a 96-year-old veteran who served in World War II. Tim is currently the oldest veteran living in Judith Basin County. Tim is a humble man who speaks quietly about his military service. In fact, he spends more time reflecting on the se  more

Sen. Daines Secures Passage of USMCA Out of U.S. Senate
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Steve Daines voted for a critical trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada, called the "USMCA," out of the U.S. Senate. The trade agreement now heads to President Trump's desk to be signed into law. "This trade deal is a big win for our farmers, ranchers, and small businesses across Montana and the country," Daines said. "This deal provides certainty for Montana ag and prote  more

Sen. Daines, Senate Colleagues Celebrate Religious Freedom Day
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Introduce Resolution Celebrating 234th Anniversary of Virginia Statute's for Religious Freedom * * * U.S. Senators Steve Daines (Mont.), James Lankford (Okla.), Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.) Mike Rounds (S.D.), James Risch (Idaho), Josh Hawley (Mo.), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Tom Cotton (Ark.), Mike Braun (Ind.) and Rick Scott (Fla.) introduced a resolution designating Ja  more

Sen. Tester Issues Statement on Confirmation of Sen. Moran as Chairman of Senate Veterans Affairs Committee
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following statement on the confirmation of Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, as the 12th Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee: "As Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, I'm confident Senator Moran will continue his steadfast advocacy for this country's veterans. I look forward to hitting the ground running together on a number of legislative priorities, including our bipartisan Commander John Scott Hannon Veter  more

Sen. Tester Issues Statement on Phase One Trade Agreement with China
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following statement on Jan. 15 welcoming the signing of the Trump Administration's phase one agreement with China aimed at halting the escalating trade war: "Today's phase one agreement with China is a welcome first step but we shouldn't pat ourselves on the back when we have a lot more work to do to end this self-inflicted trade war. Montana producers are hurting, and I'm going to keep fighting to make sure today's deal is enforceab  more

Sen. Tester Issues Statement Welcoming Sen. Moran as Chair of Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following statement: * * * - Senators continue bipartisan effort to curb veteran suicide and deliver timely, quality care to all veterans * * * Ranking Member Jon Tester (D-Mont.) released the following statement following the confirmation of Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) as the 12th Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee: "As Chairman of the Senate   more

Sen. Tester Pays Tribute to Lt. Col. Eccleston
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following floor statement, which was published in the Congressional Record on Jan. 14, paying tribute to Lt. Col. Sarah D. Eccleston: I rise to recognize LTC Sarah D. Eccleston for her exemplary dedication to duty and service to the U.S. Army and to the United States of America. Over the past year, she has served as the congressional analyst and congressional liaison in the Office of the Army Surgeon General. LTC Sarah Eccleston wa  more

Sen. Tester Statement on Passage of North American Trade Deal
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jon Tester welcomed the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the new North American free trade pact. It passed the Senate 89-10. "Every Montanan working in production ag knows you need certainty and open markets to move your products," said Tester, the Senate's only working farmer. "The USMCA will help Montana producers regain the stability they've lost under this Adminis  more

Sen. Tester Urges FBI, Bureau of Indian Affairs to Expedite Search for Selena Not Afraid
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - 16-year-old has been missing since January 1 * * * U.S. Senator Jon Tester urged the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to expedite their efforts to find Selena Not Afraid, who went missing on January 1, 2020 near a rest stop on Interstate 90 between Billings and Hardin. "I appreciate your offices' immediate response to my requests to prioritize this deeply tro  more

Sen. Tester: With 5G Around the Corner, Tester Tells FCC They Can't Leave Rural America Behind
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: Voicing his frustration with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) consistent failure to bring rural America up to speed with mobile wireless service, U.S. Senator Jon Tester grilled agency officials on their strategy to implement a proposal that aims to bring 5G services to rural communities during this week's Senate Commerce Committee hearing. The hearing followed a December announcement by FCC Chai  more

Sens. Tester, Lankford Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Oversight for Veterans at VA
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation provides the VA Inspector General with enhanced tools to detect and investigate waste, fraud, and abuse at the nation's second largest federal agency * * * U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) are kicking off the new year with bipartisan legislation to strengthen oversight for veterans at the nation's second largest federal agency. Under current law, the Depar  more

Sens. Tester, Young, Murphy Bipartisan Bill to Curb Veteran Homelessness Clears Key Hurdle
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Senators' Veteran House Act expands eligibility for HUD-VASH program to veterans with Other-Than-Honorable discharges * * * A bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) to curb veteran homelessness is one step closer to becoming law after passing the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday 362-31. Studies show that veterans with  more

Tester, Daines, Gianforte Congratulate Helena's Kadyn Craigle on Acceptance to Air Force Academy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, issued the following news release: * * * - Montana delegation nominated class of 2024 students for Army, Navy, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies * * * U.S. Senators Jon Tester, Steve Daines, and Representative Greg Gianforte congratulated Helena area high schooler Kadyn Craigle on his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Kadyn is a varsity baseball, powerlifting, and football athlete at Capital High School. He is also an Eagle   more

Tester, Lankford Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Oversight for Veterans at Virginia
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- Sen. John Tester, D-Montana, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation provides the VA Inspector General with enhanced tools to detect and investigate waste, fraud, and abuse at the nation's second largest federal agency * * * U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) are kicking off the new year with bipartisan legislation to strengthen oversight for veterans at the  more