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Montana’s congressional delegation reacts to Obama's speech

Montana’s congressional delegation reacts to Obama's speech

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.

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Montana congressmen balk at Air Force bomber training plans

Montana congressmen balk at Air Force bomber training plans

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.

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Daines, Tester try to use Keystone XL bill to block Air Force jet range

Daines, Tester try to use Keystone XL bill to block Air Force jet range

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.

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Gazette opinion: Congress must refuel highway fund fast

Gazette opinion: Congress must refuel highway fund fast

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.

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Daines calls on station owner, DirecTV to return CBS to Montanans

Daines calls on station owner, DirecTV to return CBS to Montanans

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.

January 09, 2015 11:14 am Photos

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Sen. Daines signs on to term limits bill

Sen. Daines signs on to term limits bill

HELENA — Montana Sen. Steve Daines says he is signing on in support of a congressional term limits bill.

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Daines, Zinke sworn in to new posts

Daines, Zinke sworn in to new posts

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.

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Zinke announces offices, key staff

Zinke announces offices, key staff

HELENA — U.S. Rep.-elect Ryan Zinke has announced the location of his offices and members of his staff.

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Gazette opinion: Senate rules again override common sense

Gazette opinion: Senate rules again override common sense

On Dec. 9, the U.S. House gave unanimous approval to a bill that aims to reduce suicides among military service members and veterans.

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Montana cabin owners rejoice over capped federal lease rate

Montana cabin owners rejoice over capped federal lease rate

MISSOULA — Owners of cabins on national forest lands throughout Montana celebrated on Thursday after passage of the bipartisan Cabin Fee Act.

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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.

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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.

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Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties take $20 million hit in spending bill

Montana counties have lost $20 million in the bipartisan spending bill to avoid another government shutdown.

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Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

Gazette opinion: Montana wins big with bipartisan land deal

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.

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Guest opinion: What they didn't tell you about Congress' public lands package

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.

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Montana wilderness bill a product of last-minute horse-trading; Senate vote this week

Montana wilderness bill a product of last-minute horse-trading; Senate vote this week

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.

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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.

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Montanans react to the public lands package

Montanans react to the public lands package

HELENA — A sampling of reaction to the public lands package unveiled Wednesday by Montana’s congressional delegation:

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Montana delegation unveils major public lands package

Montana delegation unveils major public lands package

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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