HELENA — Montana’s congressional delegation split along party lines Monday night with Democratic Sen. Jon Tester praising President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, while Republican Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Ryan Zinke criticized the president.
Calling the Air Force unwise for moving ahead with a bomber training complex over parts of the Bakken, U.S. Sens. Jon Tester and Steve Daines said they would fight the proposal.
The congressional chess match over the Keystone XL pipeline added some Twister rules Friday when Montana’s senators linked it to a proposed U.S. Air Force fighter jet training range.
Back in 1993, gas sold for about $1 a gallon all year. And Congress did something that it has been loathe to do since: Raised the federal fuel tax that builds and maintains our nation’s transportation system.
U.S. Sen. Steve Daines is asking DirecTV and the owner of Montana’s CBS affiliate stations to get the network back on satellite after a weeklong absence.
HELENA — Montana Sen. Steve Daines says he is signing on in support of a congressional term limits bill.
HELENA — Republican Steve Daines became Montana’s newest U.S. senator Tuesday, while fellow Republican Ryan Zinke was sworn in as the state’s lone congressman to succeed Daines.
HELENA — U.S. Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke has announced the location of his offices and members of his staff.
On Dec. 9, the U.S. House gave unanimous approval to a bill that aims to reduce suicides among military service members and veterans.
MISSOULA — Owners of cabins on national forest lands throughout Montana celebrated on Thursday after passage of the bipartisan Cabin Fee Act.
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.
Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.
Last week, all three members of Montana’s congressional delegation stood side-by-side and announced the sort of bipartisan cooperation that Montanans want to see from Congress.
When Rep. Steve Daines and Sens. John Walsh and Jon Tester were busy celebrating the public lands package they snuck into a bill that was supposed to be about national defense, I wonder if they stopped to think about the landowners and taxpayers they threw under the bus.
Years of legislative wrangling squeezed down to hours of last-minute negotiating to get a bundle of Montana land bills into the National Defense Authorization Act last week.
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 — A sampling of reaction to the public lands package unveiled Wednesday by Montana’s congressional delegation:
HELENA — Montana’s congressional delegation Wednesday unveiled a sweeping public lands package that they hope will clear the current Congress in its waning days.
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