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Tester Introduces Legislation Aimed at Defending Montanans' Right to Vote, Cleaning Up Elections

As part of his ongoing fight to secure our elections, U.S. Senator Jon Tester introduced critical legislation that will ensure every eligible Montanan has fair and equal access to the ballot box and clean up our campaign finance system. Tester’s...

 

Montana's Unemployment Rate Hits 14-Year Low

Montana’s unemployment rate hit a 14-year low, dropping to 3.5% in August. The national unemployment rate for August is 5.2%. “With Montana open for business and more Montanans returning to good-paying jobs, our economic and jobs recovery...

 

Gov. Gianforte to President Biden: Protect America, Restore Security, End Border Crisis

More than half of the nation’s governors, including Governor Greg Gianforte, called on President Joe Biden to end the crisis at the southern border and secure the United States. “The months-long surge in illegal crossings has instigated an...

 

Tester Leads Letter to President Biden to Urge Opening of U.S.- Canada Border to Vaccinated Canadians by October

U.S. Senator Jon Tester sent a letter to President Biden urging the administration to allow vaccinated Canadians to travel to the U.S. through land ports of entry. Noting the economic and familial strains caused by the continued restrictions at the...

 

Constitution Day Ceremony in Helena September 17th

Everyone is invited to the Capitol rotunda Friday, Sept. 17, at 1 o’clock for a Constitution Day ceremony featuring Lt. Governor Kristen Juras, Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen, Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen, and Dept. of...

 

Gianforte Announces National Guard Resources for COVID-19 Response

Governor Greg Gianforte announced that 10 Montana National Guardsmen have volunteered to assist the Billings Clinic in its COVID-19 response. “Over the last year, soldiers in the Montana National Guard have consistently stepped up to the plate,...

 

Tester Announces Bipartisan Legislation Ensuring American Beef is Labeled 'Product of USA'

As a part of his years-long push to improve market transparency and ensure fairer prices for Montana producers, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced bipartisan legislation, the American Beef Labeling Act, which would ensure that beef raised in...

 

Tester Secures More Than $5.8 Million to Assist Homeless Montana Veterans

U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, announced more than $5.8 million in federal funding to help end veterans homelessness in Montana. Tester secured these funds as part of the American Rescue Plan Act...

 

MT's Labor Force: Unemployment Rate at 3.6% in July

Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.1% in July to 3.6%, while the unemployment rate for the U.S. was 5.4% for the month. The labor force also had strong growth over the month. “Montana continues to...

 

Daines Urges CDC to Listen to Local Montana Leaders & Parents, Reverse Mask Mandate on School Buses

U.S. Senator Steve Daines is urging the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to withdraw the mask mandate on school buses that infringes on the authority of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to make their own decisions regarding the safety a...

 

USDA Designates Three Montana Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas; Jefferson County a Contiguous County Also Eligible

This Secretarial Natural Disaster Designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans....

 

Gianforte Trades & Technology Scholarships Offered Through Reach Higher Montana: Application Deadline September 15

A dual degree student, Orion McKinney of Great Falls completed a Certificate of Applied Science Degree in Welding from Great Falls College-MSU before graduating from CMR High School. “In high school I never thought I’d go to college, but then...

 

Fish and Wildlife Commission Adopts 2021/2022 Wolf Hunting/Trapping Regulations

After a public comment period that drew more than 26,000 comments, the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted several changes to the 2021/2022 wolf hunting and trapping regulations at its meeting on Aug. 20. Changes include eliminating quotas,...

 

What's New For Chronic Wasting Disease Management

This year FWP will continue CWD surveillance in specific areas known as Priority Surveillance Areas in northwestern, northcentral, southwestern, and southcentral Montana. Carcass Disposal Requirements: In 2021, carcass parts, such as brain, eyes,...

 

2021 Big Game Hunting Forecast

Are you ready for hunting season? FWP can help. In addition to the following hunting forecast, FWP provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program. Through the program, we coordinate with landowners...

 

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Montana Farmers and Livestock Producers Impacted by Wildfires and Drought

Montana agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the wildfires and ongoing, severe drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers...

 

Tester's Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes Senate

U.S. Senator Jon Tester released a statement Tuesday, August 10, following the Senate’s passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that he and a core group of his colleagues negotiated with the White House. The bill will create good-paying jobs...

 

Reps. Rosendale and Khanna Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Support U.S. Ranchers

Representative Rosendale (R-MT) along with Representative Khanna (D-CA) introduced the USA Beef Act to support American ranchers. This legislation is a companion bill to Senator Rounds’ (R-SD) legislation introduced today in the Senate. This bipart...

 

Daines Will Vote Against Increasing the Debt by $256 Billion

U.S. Senator Steve Daines announced he will vote against the $1.2 trillion package moving through the Senate after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its analysis showing the bill will increase the federal debt by $256 billion....

 

Biden-Harris Administration Extends Eviction Moratorium for Homeowners

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced August 30th the extension, through Sept. 30, of the eviction moratorium for homeowners of properties financed or guaranteed by USDA. “The United States is still reeling from a nationwide housing...

 

Tester Announces Final Deal on Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

After weeks of negotiations with the White House and a bipartisan group of nine other Senators, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced that he had secured a deal on historic infrastructure legislation that would create good-paying jobs and boost Montana...

 

Daines Continues Push for Delisting of Grizzly Bear in Montana

At a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing, U.S. Senator Steve Daines urged Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to listen to the science of her own agency officials, delist the grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) and the Nor...

 

Gianforte Declares Wildland Fire State of Emergency in Montana

Governor Greg Gianforte today issued an executive order declaring a statewide wildland fire emergency in Montana. “Montana faces critical fire conditions that pose significant threats to our communities, infrastructure, first responders, and way...

 

Tester Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Combat Housing Shortage for Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders

Amid a historic drought gripping Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that impacted Montana farmers and ranchers will begin receiving financial and technical assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA also...

 

Tester Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Combat Housing Shortage for Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders

Amid a dangerous start to an early fire season, U.S. Senator Jon Tester this week introduced his bipartisan Volunteer First Responder Housing Act to expand eligibility for qualified volunteer first responders to participate in certain federal...

 

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