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Montana Senators Split On Abortion Act Vote

A vote on the “Women’s Health Protection Act” which would codify legal abortion protections is expected to take place in the Senate today. Tuesday, Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Pro-Life Caucus, spoke on the floor voicing his support for a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade. Also Tuesday, du...

Sen. Tester Urges Congress To Address Agriculture Consolidation

Senator Jon Tester took to the Senate Floor Thursday to urge his Senate colleagues to bring his Meat Packing Special Investigator Act and the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act up for a vote. He argued both bills would defend farmers ranchers and consumers from rigged prices as a result of anti-competitive practices by corporate agric...

Postal Reform Act Passes U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate passed the Postal Reform Act Tuesday which will ensure long-term reliable mail service and put the U.S. Postal Service on sound financial footing. The legislation passed the House earlier this week and will now go to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. Among other things it permanently requires the Postal Servic...

Martha Williams Confirmed As Fish & Wildlife Director

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Martha Williams to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She served as Director of Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks from 2017-2021 and was agency legal counsel for Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks from 1988-2011. Williams served as the Principal Deputy Director of Fish Wildlife and Parks essentially ser...

Bill Expanding Veteran Health Care Unanimously Passed By VA Committee

The U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously passed legislation Wednesday co-sponsored by Chairman Jon Tester to offer post-9/11 combat-veterans access to Department of Veterans Affairs health care. During the hearing Senator Tester pointed out how the Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act will address additional effects of toxic exp...