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Tester To Hold Sixth Town Hall In Livingston

Oct 10, 2019
A potrait of Jon Tester
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Montana Senator Jon Tester will hold a public town hall in Livingston Friday morning.

White House
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President Donald Trump on Monday signed a long-awaited trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan, the biggest overseas consumer of U.S. beef.

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.

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Great Falls on July 5, 2018.
Jackie Yamanaka / Yellowstone Public Radio

Montana’s congressional delegation is reacting in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement Tuesday afternoon that the House will move forward with an official impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Steve Daines talks about the issue of broadband the tribes are facing
Screengrab courtesy of Senator Steve Daines' staff

Lawmakers and tribal representatives urged the Federal Communications Commission to do more to expand broadband access in Indian Country this week. 

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An association of oil and gas industry members from Montana met in Billings this week to talk about issues the industry is facing, like transporting crude oil.

During Sen. Steve Daines’ stops in Missoula and Kalispell Monday, he was asked whether he supports the Bureau of Land Management's acting Director, William Perry Pendley. Pendley’s past support for the sale of public lands concerns many, but Daines called that concern “overblown.” 

Headshot of William Perry Pendley
Bureau of Land Management

When Interior Secretary David Bernhardt assigned William Pendley as acting head of the Bureau of Land Management on July 29, conservation groups ranging from Backcountry Hunters and Anglers to the Montana Wildlife Federation joined together to stand against the conservative lawyer.

Monday, following this weekend’s two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Yellowstone Public Radio's Nicky Ouellet spoke with Montana’s Republican Senator Steve Daines, who was in Billings for the opening of a new patient recovery hospital. She asked the Senator about what Congress has done to curb mass shootings and whether members should cut their August recess short and return to DC to talk about gun violence. 

A potrait of Jon Tester
www.tester.senate.gov

Montana’s elected officials are still reacting to a series of racist Tweets President Donald Trump posted last weekend urging a group of Democratic Congresswomen to “go back” to the countries they came from.

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