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Wyoming’s senators tout outpouring of bipartisanship in D.C.

Wyoming’s senators tout outpouring of bipartisanship in D.C.

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.

April 29, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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EARTH DAY FOUNDER GAYLORD NELSON (copy)

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.

April 17, 2015 9:30 am
Montana's congressional delegation splits on Homeland Security Funding

Montana's congressional delegation splits on Homeland Security Funding

Montana’s congressional delegation split on funding the Department of Homeland Security, with Republican Sen. Steve Daines providing the state’s only no vote.

February 27, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

February 24, 2015 1:00 pm Photos

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Bills would drop federal protections for wolves in 4 states

Bills would drop federal protections for wolves in 4 states

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…

February 12, 2015 12:50 pm(0)
Floating debt

Floating debt

February 04, 2015 12:00 am(0)
Tester says things can get fixed, if the Republicans play ball

Tester says things can get fixed, if the Republicans play ball

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.

January 05, 2015 4:29 pm(0)
Daines gets Senate committee assignments

Daines gets Senate committee assignments

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines says he'll serve on four committees when he moves to the U.S. Senate next month.

December 16, 2014 4:00 pm(0)
Daines lays out ambitious GOP agenda for Congress – but says he’s a `pragmatic conservative’

Daines lays out ambitious GOP agenda for Congress – but says he’s a `pragmatic conservative’

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.

December 15, 2014 7:50 pm Photos

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Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

Time is running out for action on federal tax breaks

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.

December 05, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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House passes bill containing Montana wilderness, public lands package

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.

December 04, 2014 3:53 pm(0)
Will lame duck Congress pass Montana wilderness, logging bills?

Will lame duck Congress pass Montana wilderness, logging bills?

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.

November 28, 2014 2:00 pm(0)
Enzi, Barrasso look to committee assignments

Enzi, Barrasso look to committee assignments

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.

November 10, 2014 11:00 am(0)
Enzi, Lummis face obscure opposition to 4th terms representing Wyoming

Enzi, Lummis face obscure opposition to 4th terms representing Wyoming

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.

November 04, 2014 6:20 am Photos

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Gazette opinion: Daines will bring business sense to U.S. Senate

Gazette opinion: Daines will bring business sense to U.S. Senate

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.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am(0)
Gazette opinion: Lewis best prepared for Montana's House job

Gazette opinion: Lewis best prepared for Montana's House job

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…

October 05, 2014 9:00 am(0)
Guest view: Of course we want to know where our food comes from

Guest view: Of course we want to know where our food comes from

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 …

September 30, 2014 12:00 am(0)

Gazette opinion: Making the debate worth it

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.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am(0)

Guest opinion: Founders would be proud of wilderness legacy

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…

September 22, 2014 12:00 am(0)

Guest opinion: Time to push made-in-Montana public land legislation

I recently got to hike with some fellow Montanans 2,000 feet up to Headquarters Pass on the Rocky Mountain Front.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am(0)

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