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U.S. House passes the Great American Outdoors Act

News from the Montana Wildlife Federation Washington, D.C. — On July 22, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass the Great American Outdoors Act in a vote of 310 to 107. The bipartisan legislation, which will soon head to the President’s desk to be signed into law, would ful...

Tribal council, county commission discuss COVID-19

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Local officials discussed the COVID-19 virus on the Flathead Reservation during a July 13 Zoom call that included the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ tribal council, a variety of public health employees, Lake County commissioners and the county attorney, along with...

Daines calls for more COVID-19 funding

News from the Office of Sen. Steve Daines  U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines called for more robust funding for the development and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines and drugs in any upcoming coronavirus relief package in Congress.  This request for funding follows Daines succe...

Suicide prevention bills advance

News from the Office of Congressman Greg Gianforte WASHINGTON – Congressman Greg Gianforte’s two bipartisan bills to prevent suicide unanimously cleared the Energy and Commerce Committee. The next step for the bills is a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. “People are hurting...

Additional $600 unemployment benefit ends July 25

News from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry MONTANA — The Montana Department of Labor and Industry reminds Montanans that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program ends the week of July 25.  Established through the passage of the federal CARES Act, the temporary pro...

Closure Continues Closure Continues

FLATHEAD RESERVATION – Tribal council chairwoman Shelly Fyant said on July 6 the tribe fully intended to end its shelter-in-place order on July 13, but then, a number of cases of COVID-19 started ramping up.  On Monday morning the council was informed of three cases in the county. After lunch, ...

Brief filed in support of ERA

News from the Office of the Governor  MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. In the brief, Bullock highlights Mo...

U.S. Census Bureau hiring in Montana

News from the 2020 Census MONTANA — It is not too late to apply for a part-time position with the 2020 Census. Working as a temporary census taker is a great way to earn extra income and help your community.   The Census Bureau is currently recruiting thousands of census takers, also calle...

Expanded unemployment benefits now available to eligible Montanans

HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced that Montana is offering extended Benefits for eligible individuals who exhaust their previous unemployment insurance benefits. Under state and federal law, extended benefits offer up to 13 weeks of additional benefits to those who ha...

Landmark mental health provisions included in defense bill

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully secured his Care and Readiness Enhancement for Reservists Act and Seeding Rural Resilience Act in the National Defense Authorization Act – two critical mental health bills aimed at curbing the rising ra...


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