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By Tim Leeds 

LWCF funding bill clears committee, heads to full Senate


November 20, 2019

Montana’s U.S. senators praised a Senate committee passing a bill to permanently and fully fund a program that funds conservation efforts throughout the country.

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed a bill to provide permanent and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund on a 13-7 vote.

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., a member of the committee who voted for the bill and — along with Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont. — one of the original co-sponsors of the bill introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., lauded the passage of that bill and a bill to address mainten...

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