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Articles with the Tag: Senator Tester

Tester discusses bills impact on CKST, new bills on security

MONTANA — In a recent media phone call, Senator Jon Tester discussed a number of bills he’s been involved with that have a direct impact on the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe.  The office of Senator Tester announced on Feb. 3 that CSKT would receive nearly $156,937,000 out of the bipa...

Senate resolution opposes national sales tax

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — On Feb. 15, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced a Senate resolution opposing H.R. 25, proposed legislation from House Republicans that would effectively create a 30 percent national sales tax. “A natio...

Daines, Tester introduce resolution designating National Tribal Colleges, Universities Week

News from the Office of Senator Daines U.S. SENATE – On Feb. 9, U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester led a bipartisan group of colleagues in designating the week beginning Feb. 5 as “National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week,” to highlight the importance of higher education i...

$1M secured to improve road safety, accessibility in Indian Country

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured a total of $1,165,105 in Safe Streets For All grants for the Blackfeet and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) through his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The Blackfe...

Briefs for Feb. 8, 2023

CSKT to receive water rights settlement funds News from the Office of Senator Tester HELENA — The DOI announced on Feb. 3 that they will be allocating more than $232 million from Senator Tester’s bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to fulfill Indian Water rights settlements in Montana. ...

Montana legislators, senators, governor welcome grizzly delisting progress

News from Montana Legislature, U.S. Senate, Governor Gianforte HELENA — Montana Senate President Jason Ellsworth, R-Hamilton, released the following statement in response to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s acceptance of Montana’s petition to delist grizzly bears from the Endangere...

Montana politicians comment on Chinese spy balloon

News from Senator Tester, Senator Daines and Governor Gianforte BOZEMAN — Several Montana politicians made their thoughts about the Chinese spy balloon known during the week of Feb. 1. In Bozeman, following reports that a suspected Chinese spy balloon was in U.S. airspace above Billings, U...

VA moves to deliver copayment relief to Native American veterans

News from Senator’s Tester office U.S. Senate — Following sustained efforts from U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today proposed a rule in the Federal Register to waive copayments incurred on or after Jan. 5, 2022, for certain care received by American Indian ...

Montana will receive $1.1M plus to expand meat processing capacity

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As part of his continued push to support small business in rural America, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $1.109 million to support and expand meat processing operations across Montana. The funding comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture (...

National security wins for MT, pay raise for troops sent to President’s desk

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — The Senate passed key defense priorities today spearheaded by U.S. Senator Jon Tester as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 to bolster our nation’s national and homeland security, and support Monta...

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