Senators: Montana benefits included in COVID relief, omnibus spending bill
Montana Water Rights Protection Act ratifies CKST water compact, Amtrak receives emergency funding
Last updated 12/22/2020 at 11:04am
Montana’s U.S. senators Monday touted provisions in a COVID-19 relief bill and an omnibus spending bill that includes the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact.
The bills passed also include funding for Amtrak.
The $900 billion COVID-19 bill is a scaled-down version of proposals that have been in the works since spring but stalled in Congress. Democrats wanted a larger bill that provided more relief to groups like consumers and people who had lost their jobs as well as state and local governments, while Republicans pushed for a smaller bill, warning of rising federal def...