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Articles with the Tag: Senator Tester

Montana to receive $71M+ for COVID testing, vaccine distribution

News from the Offices of Senator Tester and Senator Daines U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines announced that Montana will receive more than $71 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat COVID-19 through large-scale testing and vaccination efforts....

Bills supporting Native American veterans signed into law

U.S. SENATE — Two bills authored by U.S. Senator Jon Tester providing critical support to Native American veterans have been signed into law. Tester sent both his Native American Veteran Parity in Access to Care Today Act and Department of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act to the Presid...

Deborah Sampson Act signed into law

U.S. SENATE — Women veterans will have greater access to critical care and services following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s historic Deborah Sampson Act into law today by the President. Tester’s bipartisan bill unanimously passed the Senate last month as part of an end-of-year pa...

Montana law makers respond to Capitol violence

State political leaders condemn the violence that happed at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6.  Montana’s congressional delegation and Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte disavowed those actions on social media. The comments come after Montana’s two Republican members of Congress, Sen. Ste...

Montana leaders praise Montana Water Rights Protection Act being signed into law

News from Senator Steve Daines  MONTANA — U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester celebrated their bipartisan bill, the “Montana Water Rights Protection Act,” being signed into law by President Trump on Sunday, Dec. 27.  Several Montana leaders issued statements in suppo...

Law makers settle water rights issues Law makers settle water rights issues

After years of negotiation, water rights issues on the Flathead Reservation flowed to the top level as the Montana Water Rights Protection Act passed with bipartisan effort in the United States Senate on Monday, Dec. 21. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Chairwoman Shelly R. Fyant called the event h...

Daines, Tester, Gianforte celebrate senate passage of Travis Atkins Bill

News from the Office of Senator Steve Daines MONTANA — U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Greg Gianforte celebrated the U.S. Senate passage of their bipartisan legislation to rename the VA clinic in Bozeman after fallen Montana war hero Staff Sergeant Travis Atkins. &ldqu...

COVID vaccines will reach Montana’s rural communities overnight

News from the Office of Jon Tester  MONTANA — As hospitals in Montana’s seven largest cities prepare to receive the first round of COVID-19 vaccines for front-line healthcare workers once approved, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured a commitment from vaccine delivery strategists at UPS and...

Bill to protect jobs, provide full pandemic loan forgiveness for MT small businesses

News from the Senator Jon Tester   MONTANA — U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced new, bipartisan legislation to ensure that small businesses receive promised loan forgiveness for Emergency Injury Disaster Loan Advance Grants, which were distributed to provide relief to small businesses hard hit...

Bipartisan bill considers 200,000 highway-railroad crossing

News from the office of Senator Tester MONTANA — In his efforts to make Montana’s roads safer and more efficient, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced bipartisan legislation along with Senators Deb Fischer (R-Nebr.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) to identify and address instances of blocked railroad...


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