U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate Approves Blackfeet Water Settlement

Sep 16, 2016
Blackfeet man's body returned to Montana
Courtesy Blackfeet Nation

The U.S. Senate has approved a $420 million water rights settlement with Montana's Blackfeet American Indian tribe as part of the larger Water Resources Development Act.

Bison May Become National Mammal

Apr 25, 2016
National Bison Range
Josh Burnham-cc-by-2.0

A bill that would make the American bison the “national mammal” is making its way through the U.S. Congress with rare bi-partisan support.

Rep. Ryan Zinke
Eric Whitney

Congressman Ryan Zinke's announcement Tuesday that he's considering running for Speaker of the U.S. House caught just about everyone by surprise, so don't feel too out-of-the-loop if you didn't see it coming.

U.S. House candidates John Lewis and Ryan Zinke debated at the Petro Theater in Billings on September 29th, 2014.

The event was sponsored by The Billings Gazette, Yellowstone Public Radio, and Montana State University Billings.

What a difference a weekend can make in Montana's U.S House debate schedule.

Republican U.S House candidate Ryan Zinke will debate Democrat John Lewis tonight in Billings. Zinke originally declined to participate in the Billings debate citing scheduling conflicts. His campaign issued a press release late Friday afternoon saying he'd changed his mind.

Montana Public Radio is broadcasting the debate starting this evening at 7:00. That debate will be aired on this radio station and streamed on our website.

Sen. Jon Tester
U.S. Senate

Senator Jon Tester says if the U.S. House would have passed comprehensive immigration reform, the United States would not be dealing with the humanitarian crisis unfolding along the nation's southern border.

Outlines of a possible compromise over President Obama's $3.7-billion-dollar emergency border spending request are emerging on Capitol Hill.

They involve making policy changes to allow the minors streaming to the border from Central America to be sent home more quickly.