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 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 17, 2019 

Gianforte running for governor

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Friday officially announced his candidacy for governor at the Montana Republican Party convention in Helena. “I’m running for governor because I believe it’s time for proven executive experience and strong...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 14, 2019

House Appropriations orders Amtrak to go on new track

A report from the U.S. House Appropriations Committee very directly tells Amtrak to reverse course on plans on some cuts and shifting of funding of long-distance trains to state governments. “The Committee strongly reminds Amtrak that Section...

 

Gianforte welcomes FCC ruling to block unwanted robocalls

From the office of Rep. Greg Gianforte  WASHINGTON — Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., welcomed Thursday a Federal Communications Commission’s ruling to provide Americans with relief from unwanted robocalls. “Montanans are sick and tired of...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    June 4, 2019

President reverses decision to close Anaconda Job Corps center

The Trump administration has reversed its decision to close a Job Corps training center in Anaconda, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced Monday. Daines said in a press release he secured President Donald Trump’s decision to keep the...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    May 30, 2019

Gianforte gives commitment to repairs of St. Mary Diversion

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., told the St. Mary Rehabilitation Working Group Wednesday in Havre that he will work to rehabilitate the system that provides much of the water in the Milk River each year...

 

Gianforte, Daines announce CBP reversal on proposed border port reduced hours

From the Office of Rep. Greg Gianforte  WASHINGTON — Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said Friday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that it backed off of its initial proposal to cut hours of operation...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 29, 2019

Governor, congressional delegation call foul on plan to close Montana Job Corps center

Montana's governor and all three members of its congressional delegation are on the same page about a Trump administration plan to close a Job Corps Center in Anaconda. Letters were sent Friday by Sen...

 

Support John Scott Hannon act as part of honoring Memorial Day

Earlier this week, the Wounded Warrior Project offered a great “Statement for the Record” to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. WWP’s analysis focused on five different sections of “Senate Bill 785 — Commander John Scott Hannon...

 

Amtrak at risk again

Friends and neighbors, I attended the rail passenger conference on Saturday in Cut Bank. One takeaway from the meeting that everyone in Northern Montana needs to be aware of; the 2019 Legislature approved House Joint Resolution 34 – the Interim...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    May 22, 2019

Tester concerned about impacts of continuing trade war

Although he said some improvements have happened for trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said he is still concerned with with growing trade war between...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    May 20, 2019

Lawmakers extend support for passenger rail service

Montana lawmakers attended a Rail Passengers Association meeting, in person or with representatives or videos shown, and supported long-distance rail passenger service. "The railroad is truly one of...

 

As flood levels rise, Tester calls on FEMA to support Montana communities

From the Office of Sen. Jon Tester  As flood levels rise across Montana, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is pushing to quickly get help to the affected areas.   Gov. Steve Bullock May 9 requested a major disaster be declared for the state of Montana in order...

 

Daines, Tester fight for first responders

Press release  U.S. Sen. Steve Daines and Jon Tester reintroduced the bipartisan Putting First Responders First Act to clarify the current tax code to ensure injured first responders do not have to pay taxes on injury-related compensation. Daines...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    May 2, 2019

Ag organizations at odds over meat labeling bill failure

Montana agricultural organizations are at odds over a proposal that failed during the legislative session on an issue that seems simple: letting shoppers know where their beef and pork was raised. Sen. Al Olszewski, R-Kalispell, and Rep. Bradley Hamm...

 

Bill to require feds to fund most of St. Mary rehabilitation introduced

The three members of Montana's congressional delegation announced today that they have introduced legislation to have the federal government pick up most of the cost of rehabilitating the Milk River...

 
 By Derek Hann    Local    May 1, 2019

Tester talks ports of entry and hemp in Montana

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said Tuesday during his monthly rural conference call that for the second time in four years Customs and Border Protection has proposed reducing hours for the Port of...

 

Montana hemp farmers can purchase seeds in time for growing season

From the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., delivered some news to Montana hemp farmers Friday, saying, “There is no more red tape keeping farmers from growing hemp in Montana.”   Tester successfully pushed the U.S....

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 19, 2019

Bills proposed in Congress on livestock hauling rules

All three members of Montana's congressional delegation have stepped into the ring on the issue of livestock haulers being required to use electronic logging devices in their trucks. Rep. Greg...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 17, 2019

CBP returning Raymond Port of Entry to 24-hour schedule

Editor’s note: This adds comment from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., that was not available by printing deadline. In a flashback to 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has reversed its decision to cut the Port of Raymond between Montana and Sa...

 

Autism awareness: The growing tide of supports and services

On April 2, 2019, Montana Senators Jon Tester, Democrat, and Steve Daines, Republican, announced their bipartisan support of the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support — CARES — Act to fund research, training, and...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 17, 2019

Tester fights to strengthen Empire Builder line

A month before Amtrak long-distance passenger rail lines is a topic on the agenda at a National Passenger Rail Association meeting in Cut Bank, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said he is “leading a bipartisan effort to strengthen rural Amtrak...

 

Tester secures $9 million for Montana community and tribal health centers

From the office of Sen. Jon Tester Community health centers in Montana including Havre’s Bullhook Community Health Center got a big boost today, thanks to U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. As part of his ongoing mission to deliver affordable health care to...

 

Montana health care program receiving nearly $2 million

From the office of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester The Montana Family Planning Program will receive nearly $2 million in federal grant money, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., announced, enabling the program to provide affordable reproductive health care to...

 
 By Tim Leeds    Local    April 1, 2019

Passenger rails advocates working in Washington

Some members of a passenger rail advocacy group are in Washington this week and plan to talk to members of Congress with some concerns about Amtrak including investing in new equipment, replacing...

 

Little Shell recognition bill passes House

Montana's congressional delegation has had a successful first step in achieving recognition for a Montana tribe. A bill sponsored by Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., to federally recognize the Little...

 

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