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Amtrak ticket agent language passes out of Senate


December 20, 2019

Staff and wire report

A release from U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., said he used his seat as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to deliver a number of big wins for Montana as part of a package of bills to fund the government that cleared the U.S. Senate Thursday in a 71-23 vote, with Tester voting for the bill and six senators not voting.

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., voted against the bill.

One of the bills included language directing Amtrak to bring back ticket agents to stations that average 25 or more passengers a day.

Amtrak has made or attempted several cuts in recent...

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