Jon Tester

A scubadiver holds a rock covered in quagga mussels on Lake Michigan in 2017.
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Montana’s U.S. Senators on Wednesday introduced a bill aimed at stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels. They have the potential to devastate hydro-electric systems and public water pipes and take over lakes.

A welcome sign for Crow Country.
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As Attorney General William Barr visited Montana to unveil his plan to address the crisis of missing people in Indian Country, a tribe across the state has declared an emergency over what they say is a lack of policing on their reservation.

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The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advanced two bills this week that aim to beef up law enforcement’s response to the missing persons crisis in Indian Country.

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A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would mandate full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund at $900 million annually.

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The State-Tribal Relations Committee is pressing Montana’s Congressional delegation to do more to increase public input and tribal consultation on the Keystone XL pipeline. The move comes as the end of the public comment period for a recently updated environmental statement nears.

A close-up of industrial hemp, July 16, 2013.
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Montana’s Democratic Senator Jon Tester said in a press call Thursday new federal regulations for hemp could create more certainty for farmers and boost job growth in the state.

A potrait of Jon Tester
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Montana Senator Jon Tester will hold a town hall in Butte Friday at noon.

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

A Fort Belknap council member briefed the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday about roadblocks to homeownership.

Tester To Hold Sixth Town Hall In Livingston

Oct 10, 2019
A potrait of Jon Tester
www.tester.senate.gov

Montana Senator Jon Tester will hold a public town hall in Livingston Friday morning.

About two dozen people peppered Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) with questions at a town hall event in Billings September 3.
Nicky Ouellet / Yellowstone Public Radio

Montanans posed questions about the impeachment inquiry, improving rural healthcare and the latest news on trade negotiations to Democratic Senator Jon Tester at a face-to-face town hall in Billings Thursday.

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