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Articles with the Tag: Senator Tester

Tester secures $32M+ for MT Public Health Laboratory

News from the Office of Senator Tester U.S. SENATE U.S. — Senator Jon Tester announced that he has secured $32,191,069 in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funding for the Montana Department of Health and Human Services to support the Montana state laboratory’s capacity for the prev...

Tester presses USPS to fix MT mail delays

News from the office of Senator Tester  Senator Jon Tester met with President Joe Biden’s nominees for the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors and pressed them to address crippling delays in mail delivery and to work to maintain full USPS service for rural Montana. Tester also urged the...

MT COVID vaccines to increase

News from the office of Senator Tester  US. SENATE — The Montana Department of Public Health’s first dose COVID vaccine allotment is set to increase by 2,370 doses next week, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today. The state will get an additional 1,170 Pfizer first doses (for a total ...

Funding for forest service projects secured

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester  U.S. Senate —The Great American Outdoors Act included full and permanent funding for the Land Water Conservation Fund and $9.5 billion to address maintenance backlogs in America’s public lands. U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently secured $285 mil...

Montana educators now qualify for COVID-19 vaccine

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. Senate — So that Montana schools can fully reopen as quickly and safely as possible, school teachers and staff in pre-K-12 schools and childcare programs are now able to sign up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacies participating in the Feder...

Tester demands reverse on embargo

News from the office of Senator Tester MONTANA — U.S. Senator Jon Tester demanded that United States Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reverse the agency’s embargo on mailing live animals, which has severely impacted Montana’s family farmers. “I am troubled to lear...

Senators secure $20M for 68 MT airports: helps keep up with costs during pandemic

News from the offices of Senator Tester and Senator Daines  U.S. Senate — As part of his continued efforts to ensure that Montana’s airports are able to continue serving the state throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines announced that 68...

MT to receive a significant increase of vaccines

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — Following his efforts to bring more COVID-19 vaccines into Montana after the state received low per capita allocations, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced that Montana will receive an increase of 2,340 Pfizer vaccines over last week&rsqu...

Bill to restore hi-line Amtrack services

News from the office Senator Tester MONTANA – U.S. Senator Jon Tester escalated his aggressive push to restore Amtrak service to Montana’s Hi-Line communities by introducing legislation to reinstate furloughed Amtrak employees and return complete long-distance service to routes like the Empi...

Telecommunications workforce shortages addressed in bipartisan bill

News from the office of Senator Tester MONTANA — U.S. Senator Jon Tester led a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing his Telecommunications Skilled Workforce Act, which will work to address the shortage of trained workers that are necessary to fill next-generation jobs in the telecommunica...

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