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Articles with the Tag: Senator Tester

Tester, Bullock answer COVID-19 questions remotely Tester, Bullock answer COVID-19 questions remotely

MONTANA – Two elected officials teamed up last week to answer Montana residents’ questions about the coronavirus pandemic in a video call via Facebook live. Governor Steve Bullock, speaking from Helena, and Senator Jon Tester, who called in from his office in Washington D.C., answered question...

Cut cattle market red tape, allow interstate meat sales

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — As Montana ranchers have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently released the first plank of his Rancher Relief Plan, calling on Senate leadership to include his legislation, the bipartisan New Markets for...

Postal service at risk due to Coronavirus

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U. S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today urged Congress to include significant support for the U.S. Postal Service and its 630,000 employees in the next corona virus relief bill. In a letter to Senate leadership, Tester argued that the Postal Servi...

$30,000 secured for Ronan airport

News from the office of Senator Tester MONTANA – With Montana airports struggling to keep up with costs after the COVID-19 pandemic brought air travel to a standstill, U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully secured $30,000 to help the Ronan Airport cover operational expenses, staffing and certain de...

Montana schools to receive more than $8.7M in relief funding

News from the Office of Senator Jon Tester BIG SANDY — Continuing his push to provide relief to Montana’s students and schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced $8,764,495 in Department of Education funding for the Montana Governor’s Emergency Education R...

Tester bill would send $2B to rural communities to keep internet service during COVID-19 crisis

News from Senator Jon Tester  MONTANA – With more Montana families relying on online services for work and education during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced bipartisan legislation on March 23 to compensate broadband providers for giving free or discounted services and...

Tester votes to deliver critical relief for Montana

News from Senator Jon Tester   MONTANA – After 72 hours negotiating substantial, bipartisan improvements to COVID-19 stimulus legislation that had previously fallen far short, U.S. Senator Jon Tester voted (March 25) to deliver critical, urgent relief to Montana workers, families, small busine...

Tester announces $1.2M in funding for senior nutrition

News from the office of Sen. Jon Tester MONTANA – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Montana will receive $1.2 million to support senior nutrition, including $400,000 for congregate meals and $800,000 for home meals.  “Too many Montana seniors are unable to go to the grocer...

After 72 hours of negotiating improvements, Tester votes to deliver critical relief for Montana workers, families, businesses, hospitals

News from Senator Jon Tester  MONTANA – After 72 hours negotiating substantial, bipartisan improvements to COVID-19 stimulus legislation that had previously fallen far short, U.S. Senator Jon Tester voted (March 25) to deliver critical, urgent relief to Montana workers, families, small business...

Tester presses to do more to address farmer suicides

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — Continuing his efforts to curb the growing number of farmer suicides across the country, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today pressed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on his agency’s efforts to address the crisis. Tester, who recently in...


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