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Articles with the Tag: Senator Tester

$9M+ secured to protect electric co-op against wildfire

News from the Office of Sen. Jon Tester   U.S. Senate — As a part of his continued work to modernize Montana’s power grids, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured two awards totaling more than $9 million in funding for Missoula Electric Cooperative (MEC) to prevent and protect against wildfire....

Montana receives Regional Tech Hub designation

News from the office of Senator Daines and Senator Tester  U.S. SENATE — Montana was selected out of 198 applicants to receive one of 31 new Tech Hub designations. The Headwaters Regional Technology and Innovation Hub will leverage existing companies and infrastructure in Missoula, Bozeman, a...

Rural representation on Amtrak Board secured

News from the office of Senator Tester U.S. Senate — Speaking at a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee markup this week, U.S. Senator Jon Tester highlighted his successful push to force the Biden Administration to withdraw one of its Amtrak Board of Directors nominees and replace them with someone outs...

$26M secured to improve forecasting MT drought, flooding

News from the office of Senator Tester BIG SANDY — As a part of his continued work to ensure Montana communities are prepared for extreme flooding and drought, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $26,000,000 in funding from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to support soil moisture...

Tester blocks White House Amtrak Board nominee

News from the office of  Senator Tester BIG SANDY — U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured a major win for Montana this week by forcing the White House to withdraw one of its Amtrak Board nominees and replace them with someone outside of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. The shift follows Senator T...

Tester questions FAA nominee

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. Senate — U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently pressed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator nominee Michael Whitaker on his plan to address staffing shortages in rural airports, including many in Montana. If confirmed, Mr. Whitaker will b...

Briefs for Oct. 11, 2023

President Signs bipartisan bill to protect hunter safety classe s  News from Senator Jon Tester and Senator Steve Daines U.S. Senate — President Joe Biden recently signed bipartisan legislation into law that protects the use of federal funds for hunter safety and shooting sports classes. ...

$1.1M+ secured to curb drug trafficking in Montana

News from the office of Senator Tester  U.S. Senate — As a part of his continued efforts to combat drug trafficking in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $1,161,355 in funding for law enforcement, public education, and supporting at-risk youth.  As a senior member of the S...

More than $10.5M secured to support MT law enforcement, enhance public safety, assist crime victims

News the office of Senator Jon Tester U.S. SENATE — As a part of his continued work to fully fund and equip law enforcement and promote public safety in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $10,550,338 in funding to strengthen law enforcement and provide courts, families, and victims of ...

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...


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