Montana has (most of the time) one Representative and two Senators speaking for us in Washington, D.C. We have requested that they share informational audio (or video) material of them speaking on issues, and we will record events ourselves when possible. Meanwhile, stay informed of their positions and activities via their websites and on Twitter:
From Senator Tester:
Record temperatures and a historic drought have turned Montana into a tinderbox. Dozens of wildfires have consumed more than 900,000 acres across our great state and the smoke has settled in a thick haze over many of our communities. We’ve tragically lost two brave firefighters and seen homes, farms, ranches, and businesses crumble before our eyes. This is the very definition of a natural disaster. So as Congress works to get resources to the folks devastated by Harvey, I hope we can also work to get Montana, and the rest of the West the resources we need to fight these fires.
Received from Senator Tester’s office, in response to our standing request to all MT representatives in Congress. Video is available here. Statements do not necessarily represent the position of KGVM.
Senator Jon Tester took to the Senate floor to call on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Congress to help out first responders across Montana who are fighting wildfires throughout the state.
Across Montana, over 250,000 acres have already burned and many of these fires continue to rage,” Tester said. “Montana’s communities are strong, tight-knit, and always persevere, but they expect more from their government. Fires are a devastating natural disaster and should be treated that way.
Tester called on Congress to treat wildfires like any other natural disaster so responders can tap emergency funding in order to fight them.
Received from Senator Tester’s office, in response to our standing request to all MT representatives in Congress. Video is available here. Statements do not necessarily represent the position of KGVM.or Download
U.S. Senator Jon Tester took to the Senate floor today to call on his colleagues to work in a transparent and bipartisan manner to bring down costs and improve access to health care. Tester highlighted some of the stories he’s heard from Montanans across the state about what’s at risk. (more…)or Download
Senator Jon Tester addressed U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell during an Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing over the White House’s proposed cuts to wildfire suppression, road and trail maintenance, outdoor recreation, outfitter and guide permitting, and the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund. (more…)or Download
(Big Sandy, Mont.)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester issued the following statement after the House of Representatives pulled the American Health Care Act:
This was a bad bill for Montanans because not only did it fail to address the cost of health care, it forced seniors to unfairly pay more for health insurance and took money away from Medicare. Folks in Washington can’t keep playing politics with Montanans’ health, and I am going to continue working with Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to bring down the cost of health care and increase access to affordable insurance for all Montanans.
Received from Senator Tester’s office, in response to our standing request to all MT representatives in Congress. Statements do not necessarily represent the position of KGVM.or Download