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By Alex Ross 

Tester calls out Trump on water project funding


Last updated 3/1/2018 at 11:29am

Jon Tester

President Donald Trump's 2019 proposed budget represents a step backward for Rocky Boy's/North Central Montana Regional Water System, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said in a letter to Trump Tuesday, the same day he and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced a hearing for a bill that could provide funding for such projects.

Cuts to the Bureau of Reclamation

in the president's budget, Tester said, would reduce funding for the project by $8.2 million, and the Fort Peck Reservation/Dry Prairie Water System by $10.5 million.

"These drastic cuts are in direct contradiction to the bipartisan suppo...

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