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Tester talks about local effects of the American Rescue Plan


Last updated 3/26/2021 at 11:31am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Ashlee Sijohn, a medical assistant with the Rocky Boy Health Center, gives the COVID-19 vaccine March 3 at Stone Child College on the Rocky Boy Reservation. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., touted during a press conference Thursday many parts of the American Rescue Plan of 2021 signed into law to help provide relief for the COVID-19 pandemic and help restore the economy, including its including funding to increase and speed up vaccinations.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., held a press call Thursday with Glendive Mayor Jerry Jimison, Bear Paw Development Corp. Executive Director Paul Tuss, Montana Farmers Union President Walt Schweitzer and Montana Hospital Association President Rich Rasmussen to discuss the direct impacts of the American Rescue Plan, recently signed into law by President Joe Biden.

Tester said that, over the past year, he's spoken with hundreds of Montanans in a range of professions from health care to agriculture about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them.

He said in order for the crisis to finally end as...

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