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Bills pushed as Congress nears recess

As Congress’ August recess neared, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., continued to push on issues, including following up on another bill related to leaks of classified information about government surveillance and on a companion to a bill by Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., dealing with nuclear missiles.

Tester and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., added an amendment to a military spending bill that blocks a proposed study on the environmental impact of removing nuclear missile silos. Both Tester and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., have said that could have led to elimination of some of Malmstrom Air Force Base’s m...


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