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Bill to protect school hunting and archery programs gets bipartisan support

Press release WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester’s Defending Hunters Education Act, legislation that would force the Biden Administration to reverse course on their decision to prohibit the use of federal funds for school... — Updated 9/12/2023


From the Courts - Federal District Court: Kalispell man sentenced for threat to murder Sen. Tester

U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana MISSOULA  — A Kalispell man who admitted to threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., in calls to his office was sentenced today to two-and-a-half years in prison, to be... — Updated 8/28/2023

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Rosendale talks appropriations, indictments and investigations

Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Mont., was in Havre Thursday touring Big Equipment and meeting with owner Ron Harmon before sitting down with Havre Daily News for a brief interview, where... — Updated 8/21/2023


Federal disaster declared from flooding

The White House Press Office announced that President Joe Biden declared that flooding that occurred in this region from April 10 to April 26 a disaster and ordered Federal... — Updated 8/16/2023

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Tester, Daines led Fort Belknap Water Compact passes Senate

A historic deal more than a century in the making requiring the federal government to ensure members of the Fort Belknap Indian Community have water — and ensures water is available to everyone along the Milk River — took anot... — Updated 7/31/2023

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester talks transparency, campaign spending and defense authorization

Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester held a press call Thursday in which he answered a number of questions about the National Defense Authorization Act and announced a pair of bills d... — Updated 7/28/2023

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Fort Belknap water compact passes Senate committee

An agreement more than a century in the making to settle water rights issues and provide water to Fort Belknap Indian Community — and to people all along the Milk River — Wednesday when the Fort Belknap Indian Community... — Updated 7/21/2023

 By Tim Leeds    Local

House proposes slashing Amtrak budget

A proposed budget for Amtrak in the House Committee on Appropriations has raised some alarms, including the CEO of the national passenger rail service saying cut from the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations will not work. “The... — Updated 7/17/2023


Donors needed in July to prevent a blood shortage

Press release GREAT FALLS - The American Red Cross continues to see a concerning trend - blood donations are being sent to hospitals faster than they are coming in. The Red Cross... — Updated 7/17/2023

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Fort Belknap water compact gets Senate hearing

An agreement to settle water rights issues and provide water to Fort Belknap Indian Community — and to people all along the Milk River — decades in the making took a major... — Updated 7/14/2023 Full story


House appropriations committee favors injustice in livestock markets

The essence of democratic process is the opportunity for all parties to be able to voice their views.  The House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, by inserting a budget rider which defunds the ongoing work by USDA to... — Updated 7/5/2023

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Public meetings set on next phase of St. Mary Diversion rehab

Meetings are set to begin planning for the next phase of rehabilitating the system that provides much — almost all in some years — of the water in the Milk River: the St. Mary Diversion and Conveyance Works. The Milk River Join... — Updated 6/29/2023


Tester leads bipartisan bill to beef up livestock disaster relief for Montana ranchers

This release is from the Office of Sen. Jon Tester As part of his continued efforts to advocate for Montana’s family farmers and ranchers, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., this month introduced his bipartisan Livestock Disaster Rel... — Updated 6/28/2023

 By Tim Leeds    Local

Tester preparing for tough re-election campaign

Before a former Navy SEAL declared his candidacy in next year's race for one of Montana's U.S. Senate seats, incumbent Democrat Jon Tester said he was ready for a fight in his bid f... — Updated 6/27/2023 Full story

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Fort Belknap water rights bill introduced to U.S. Senate

Montana Senss Jon Tester, a Democrat, and Steve Daines, a Republican, introduced the Fort Belknap Indian Community Water Rights Settlement Act to the Senate Wednesday, a potentially historic bill that will secure the Fort Belknap... — Updated 6/15/2023


Guest Opinion: Taking on China to defend our Montana way of life

With the weather finally warming up here for spring time, I’ve been spending a lot of time out on my tractor finishing up planting.  Every year, I plant my fields with crops like wheat, barley, peas and millet. The days are... — Updated 5/26/2023

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester talks debt, immigration and TikTok

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., talked about national debt, immigration and bank failures in a rural press call Thursday where he also weighed in on some state issues, including the... — Updated 5/19/2023

 By Tim Leeds    Local

New building allowing more services at Rocky Boy Health Center

The addition of a new building to house administrative services at Rocky Boy Health Center will allow expanded services including improved medical and mental health services, a press release said. The center on Rocky Boy’s... — Updated 5/15/2023

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester: Senate Republicans blocked care for veterans

Montana Sen. Jon Tester in a press conference Thursday said the biggest news relevant to his committees is bad, unfortunately, with the recent rejection of a bill that would have,... — Updated 5/1/2023


Tester introduces bipartisan legislation to keep college costs low for ag producer, small business families

This was released by the office of Sen. Jon Tester Continuing his efforts to lower costs for Montanans and bolster education opportunities for rural communities, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced bipartisan legislation to make sure... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Patrick Johnston    Local

Tester talks law enforcement, border security, Farm Bill

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., talked about upcoming legislation supporting law enforcement during a press call Thursday, where he also talked about border security, mental health care and flood mitigation in the state as well as... — Updated 3/28/2023


Senate unanimously passes Tester bill to deliver veterans new facilities and projects, including at Fort Harrison

Fort Harrison campus in Montana This was provided by the office of Sen.. Jon Tester, D-Mont. WASHINGTON —The Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation from U.S. Senator Jon Tester to authorize several Department of Veteran... — Updated 3/23/2023


Army of lobbyists helped water down banking regulations

Brian Slodysko and Ken Sweet Associated Press WASHINGTON — It seemed like a good idea at the time: Red-state Democrats facing grim reelection prospects would join forces with Republicans to slash bank regulations — demonstratin... — Updated 3/22/2023


Tester secures additional $9.7M to expand meat and poultry processing in Montana

Press release  U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., secured $9,752,250 for Bear Paw Development to finance expanded meat and poultry processing in five regions across Montana. In order to reach markets across the state, Bear Paw... — Updated 3/14/2023


USDA proposes rule on 'Made in the USA' meat labeling

Staff and wire report The U.S. Department of Agriculture released Monday a proposed rule with new regulatory requirements to better align the voluntary “Product of USA” label claim with consumer understanding of what the... — Updated 3/8/2023


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