Valley Journal
Valley Journal

This Week’s e-Edition

Current Events

Latest Headlines

What's New?

Send us your news items.

NOTE: All submissions are subject to our Submission Guidelines.

Announcement Forms

Use these forms to send us announcements.

Birth Announcement

Articles with the Tag: Senator Tester

Legislative Notes Legislative Notes

It’s no secret that I don’t look like most of my colleagues in Washington DC. They don’t run a farm when they’re back home, you won’t find them swapping out duck foot shovels or greasing a combine, and to my knowledge no one else is missing a few fingers from an unlucky childhoo...

$14M secured to strengthen MT’s energy grid

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate —U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today he secured more than $14 million to strengthen Montana’s energy grid against wildfires and extreme weather events. This funding comes from the Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula Grants program w...

$1.3M+ secured for rural MT renewable energy development projects

News from the Office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As a result of his Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. Senator Jon Tester this week secured $1,375,897 in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding for 35 renewable energy infrastructure projects in Montana. Tester was the only member of...

Nearly $5M for MT domestic violence shelters, crime victim services

BIG SANDY — As a part of his continued effort to ensure that Montana victims of crime have the resources they need to get back on their feet, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $4.9 million to maintain and enhance crime victim services in the state. The funding comes from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) a...

$11M+ to support housing, services for homeless veterans in Montana

News from the Office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced on Aug. 30 more than $11 million in funding to support homeless and at-risk veterans and their families across Montana. “The men and women who ri...

Prescription drug price cuts for Montanans announced

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — Montana seniors will see cheaper prescription drug prices on 10 common medications as a direct result of U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s Inflation Reduction Act. Tester’s law will lower the prices of 10 prescription drugs for Montana seniors...

Buy America rule goes into effect

News from the Office of Senator Tester  BIG SANDY — Following a push from U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the Biden Administration recently announced official guidance adopting Tester’s “Buy America” rule to increase the use of American-made goods in government-funded infrastructur...

$4M+ funds to boost state, local MT cybersecurity

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — Continuing his efforts to protect Montanans’ privacy and cybersecurity, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced $4.95 million in grant funding to help state and local governments—particularly in rural communities—address cybersecurity ...

Nearly $5M secured for Montana clean water

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced he recently secured $4,938,000 in Environmental Protection Agency grant funding for the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to improve access to clean drinking water across the state. The fundi...

Montana Senators comment on MAST program waiver

News from the offices of Senator Tester, Senator Daines MONTANA — The Department of Education has granted Montana schools flexibility in standardized testing for the 2023-2024 academic year. The Administration’s approval of this waiver will support OPI’s Montana Alternative Student Tes...


Sponsored by: