Wyoming’s U.S. senators, both Republicans, are reaching across the aisle to craft and amend bills, part of a larger trend toward bipartisanship in Washington.
Former Wisconsin governor, senator and founder of Earth Day Gaylord A. Nelson stands in a prairie of blooming wildflowers at Governor Nelson State Park in Waunakee, Wis., in this 2001 file photo.
Montana’s congressional delegation split on funding the Department of Homeland Security, with Republican Sen. Steve Daines providing the state’s only no vote.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Gray wolves in Wyoming and three Great Lakes states would lose court-ordered protection under legislation proposed in Congress, the latest offensive in a 12-year battle over whether the predator species is secure enough to allow hunting and trapping or should retain it…
HELENA — Montana’s lone Democrat in Congress, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, said Monday the new GOP-controlled Congress has the chance to address many problems facing the country — if Republicans are serious about advancing “responsible” proposals.
U.S. Rep. Steve Daines says he'll serve on four committees when he moves to the U.S. Senate next month.
HELENA — Montana’s next U.S. senator, Republican Steve Daines, says the new GOP-controlled Congress will have an active agenda next year, such as taking on “Obamacare,” passing a balanced budget, blocking costly federal regulations and approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Death and taxes are the certain things in life, or so goes the adage. Tax breaks, hung up in an unproductive Congress, haven’t been a sure bet for Montanans depending on them.
HELENA — The U.S. House Thursday passed a defense spending bill containing a broad public lands package for Montana, including new wilderness on the Rocky Mountain Front, bans on mining near Glacier National Park and changes supporting oil exploration and grazing on federal land.
MISSOULA — In the lame-duck weeks of December 2010, Sen. Jon Tester tried to get his Forest Jobs and Recreation Act attached to any must-pass legislation likely to make it out of Congress before the end of the year.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso are looking ahead to their committee assignments now that Republicans have regained the majority in the Senate.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming voters were asked to decide whether little-known candidates with no political experience were alternatives to sending Republican Sen. Mike Enzi and Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis back to Washington for fourth terms.
Two years ago, Montanans chose Steve Daines to be their sole representative in the U.S. House. On Nov. 4, they have the opportunity to capitalize on that decision by sending Daines to the U.S. Senate.
Both John Lewis and Ryan Zinke are Montana natives with careers in government service. Zinke served overseas in the U.S. Navy. Lewis worked for former U.S. Sen. Max Baucus in Washington and in Montana. He learned how Congress works and how to navigate myriad federal agencies to serve Montana…
Just more than 100 years ago, our family farm was homesteaded by Laura Etta Smalley Bangs, my husband Jeff’s great-grandmother. It’s hard to imagine setting up a homestead out on the rugged northern plains of Montana. The constant fight with the elements and the distance from town made it a …
When the news came out Friday afternoon that Montana congressional candidate Ryan Zinke would indeed participate in a Billings debate scheduled for tonight, it was a really good thing.
I was pleased to see the Gazette celebrate the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act on its 50th Anniversary earlier this month. I well remember the momentous days leading up to the vote in the House on July 30, 1964, in the conciliatory period just seven months after President Kennedy’s assass…
I recently got to hike with some fellow Montanans 2,000 feet up to Headquarters Pass on the Rocky Mountain Front.
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