Jon Tester

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William Marcus

Montana Legislators are sending a letter to their U.S. congressional delegation urging for changes in federal aviation laws. Montana’s Economic Affairs Interim Committee voted today to send a letter asking Senators Tester and Daines and Congressman Zinke to revise the federal Airline Deregulation Act in order to protect patients from crippling air ambulance bills.

Blackfeet Water Settlement Clears U.S. Senate Committee

Feb 3, 2016
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved a $420 million water rights settlement with Montana's Blackfeet American Indian tribe on Wednesday, sending the measure to the full Senate with how to pay for it still unresolved.

Sen. Jon Tester’s staff is on tour around Montana this month to get feedback on the $10 billion Veterans' Choice program.

Sen. Jon Tester
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Senator Jon Tester asked to come by our studios this morning. He spoke with News Director Eric Whitney about the coal lease moratorium, veterans issues, dysfunction in congress, Obamacare, and more.


Rep. Ryan Zinke.
Kaci Felstet

Montana’s Congressional delegation reacted swiftly and predictably to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address.

Montana To Get $10 Million for LWCF Projects, For Now

Dec 28, 2015
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The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) snuck its way into the federal spending bill passed by Congress before the holiday break, renewing the widely-popular pool of money for the next three years.

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Both of Montana’s senators voted against the omnibus federal spending bill that passed Congress today, but its lone congressman voted for it.

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The huge omnibus spending bill that Congress is expected to pass this week contains a temporary reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, or LWCF. The LWCF enjoys broad support in Montana. It uses government revenue from offshore oil and gas leases to buy conservation easements and expand public land and access to public land across the country.

Montanans Say Terrorism Is The Biggest Problem In The U.S.

Dec 7, 2015

Montanans say terrorism is the biggest problem in the U.S. In a new statewide poll of 435 Montanans, 24 percent offered terrorism as the country's top problem. Joshua Poulette conducted the poll for MSU Billings.

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Montana’s senators split on yesterday’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first time the Senate has voted to repeal the law since it passed five years ago. The House has voted to repeal it dozens of times, and is expected to confirm the Senate vote soon. The bill faces certain veto by President Obama, a veto Republicans don’t have the votes to override.

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