By Tim Leeds 

Rehberg, Tester at odds on disaster funding


Two of Montana's U. S. lawmakers — who are opponents in the next federal election — have different takes on the funding for disaster services proposed by the U. S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., has announced that, while cutting the budget for the U. S. Department of Homeland Security proposed by President Barack Obama by $3 billion overall, the House has added more than a billion for disaster response and has added another billion in a different appropriations bill.

But Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., has repeatedly said that he is concerned that the cuts to Homelan...

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