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Tester provides details on American Rescue plan to Montana mayors


Last updated 3/10/2021 at 11:32am

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Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is drawn from a phial into a syringe Feb. 12 at a vaccination clinic in Chinook. Sen. Jon Tester gave an update to Montana mayors about what they could expect from a COVID-19 relief bill passed by the Senate Saturday and expected to be passed by the House today.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a call for Montana's mayors about the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package - American Rescue Plan - that recently passed the U.S. Senate and how it will be distributed.

On a party-line vote, the Senate passed the bill Saturday after amending the version passed by the House, also without any Republican support.

The House is expected to pass the amended version today, also likely on a party-line vote.

Tester said Tuesday that even after a year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the vaccine rolling out, Montanans he's spoken with across the state have...

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