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  • President announces energy plan

    May 30, 2014 1:10 AM

    President Obama announced an ambitious energy plan aimed at helping the economy and cutting CO2 emissions. The White House released a report called "An All of the Above Energy Strategy as a path to sustainable economic growth." It lists natural gas as a transition fuel. The plan... more »
  • Senate lowers interst rates on student loans

    July 25, 2013 12:51 AM

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Senate passed a new compromise bill Wednesday - that will help college students - by bringing down interest rates on student loans. It's a bill that has drawn bi-partisan support. The Senate approved 81-18...legislation..that would tie interest rates on federal student loans to the financial... more »
  • North Dakota Senator speaks at Democrat dinner in Bllings

    May 17, 2013 11:36 PM

    BILLINGS - Three U-S Senators joined the Yellowstone County Democratic Central Committee, to celebrate the Truman Dinner Friday night at the Billings Hotel & Convention Center. About 200 came out the 27th annual dinner including, Senators Jon Tester, Max Baucus and Heidi Heitkamp form North Dakota. As with Montana, Senator... more »
  • Tester, Enzi want Saturday mail service in rural America

    February 14, 2013 12:55 AM

    WASHINGTON, DC - Montana Senator Jon Tester questioned Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe about cutting mail service on Saturdays. A Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing, that also included Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, addressed Saturday service and other issues affecting the Postal Service. Senator Tester said cancelling Saturday deliver... more »
  • Veterans testfy at Senate hearing in Billings

    April 22, 2012 11:56 AM

    BILLINGS - Montana veterans continue an uphill battle to access healthcare in the Treasure State. Senator Jon Senator held a hearing in Billings, to allow service members a chance to give their input on what needs to be done to improve health care for rural veterans. "We can not wait... more »
  • Tester, GOP Senator sponsor bi-partisan bill to help business

    March 22, 2012 12:58 AM

    BILLINGS - Democratic Senator Jon Tester and Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania have introduced a new bill to help small business. The Small Company Capital Formation Act allows startups to raise more capital through public offerings.. Currently, companies can sell up to $5-million in shares, without filing more paperwork.... more »
  • Businesses plan for economic benefits of Bakken boom

    January 7, 2012 12:25 AM

    BILLINGS - The challenge for Billings businesses - is how to tap into the Bakken Boom That was the main topic of discussion Friday - as Montana Sen. Jon Tester held a roundtable discussion with Magic City business leaders. The Senator and the Billings Chamber organized the roundtable and much... more »
  • Baucus, Tester support Keystone XL, but not GOP bill

    December 1, 2011 12:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, DC - Montana's two US Senators did not commit to supporting a Republican bill, but they do want to see approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Senate Republicans have proposed legislation to speed up federal action on the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The White House has delayed... more »
  • Defense companies to headline small business workshop in Butte On Friday

    October 6, 2011 12:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, DC - A business workshop in Butte on Friday, will feature a panel of defense firms. Senator Jon Tester announced representatives from Raytheon and Alenia will join Northrup Grummand and Lockheed Martin will speak at his Small Business Opportunity workshop . Marketing your product to the federal government, opportunities... more »
  • CenturyLink executive to speak at small business workshop

    July 20, 2011 11:33 PM

    BILLNGS - A small business workshop later this week features CenturyLink's Chief Operating Officer, Karen Puckett. Puckett wll be the keynote speaker at Senator Jon Tester's Small Business Opportunity Workshop. The workshop is on Friday at the MSU-Billings downtown campus from 8 am to 1 pm. CenturyLink became the third... more »
  • Senator Tester tours oil spill, expects Yellowstone River to return to normal

    July 8, 2011 12:29 AM

    LAUREL, MT - Montana US Senator Jon Tester met with personnel from ExxonMobil and the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday evening, to learn the latest about the oil spill in the Yellowstone River. He heard about cleanup and so far, just a garter snake needed treatment for exposure to the oil.... more »
  • Tester, Rehberg urge FEMA help for Huntley Project

    June 9, 2011 8:29 PM

    Montana's Congressional delegation has urged FEMA to help repair the Huntley Project irrigation canal. During a hearing, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told Senator Jon Tester that his agency needed to request and gather information. "That didn't answer my question," Tester said. "Can you give me any idea on when that... more »
  • Colorado Senator part of education roundtable in Billings

    May 21, 2011 9:13 PM

    BILLINGS - The education system in United States needs changing, according to a former educator now in the US Senate. Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado spoke with teachers, the union, administraters and others in School District Two, at the offices of the Billings Education Association (BEA). Bennet is a former... more »
  • Tester hears from businesses that support environmental policies

    April 21, 2011 12:28 AM

    BILLINGS - Small businesses say they can benefit from good environmental policies. Montana Senator Jon Tester heard some of the concerns from business owners today The Montana Small Business Alliance says legislation to limit the Environmental Protection Agency would hurt businesses. Some business owners believe clean air and other environmental... more »
  • Tester relieved about budget agreement

    April 9, 2011 12:06 AM

    WASHINGTON - Senator Jon Tester sent out a response after Congress agreed on a budget. "I'm relieved the House finally agreed to avoid shutting down the government this weekend because it's the last thing our economy needs," Tester said. "It would have been irresponsible, and it would have cost jobs.... more »
  • Tester revs up crowd at Democratic event

    March 13, 2011 12:08 PM

    HELENA, MT - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester took the offensive Saturday night on health care and other issues as he prepares to face one of the best known Republicans in the state, arguing that U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg is cavalierly aiming to take health insurance from others while taxpayers pay... more »
  • Tester hosts Small Business Opportunity Workshop at UM

    February 23, 2011 6:27 PM

    MISSOULA - Small business owners from all over Montana met with Senator Tester and a panel of experts to find out what tools they need to grow their businesses. "Small businesses are the main economic driver in the state of Montana. They are what makes this economy go and... more »
  • Tester-Rehberg Senate race expected to draw out of state interest

    February 6, 2011 8:03 PM

    BILLINGS - With Congressman Denny Rehberg officially announcing he will run against Senator Jon Tester in 2012, MSU-Billings Political Science Professor Dr. Craig Wilson says this race will be close. He says it takes a minimum of six-million dollars to run for the Senate and this race likely will draw... more »
  • Tester office responds to Rehberg Senate announcement

    February 5, 2011 3:48 PM

    After Congressman Denny Rehberg's announcement he is challenging Senator Jon Tester for the U.S. Senate, the senator's office issued a statement. "With 21 months left until Election Day, Jon is building on his strong record of creating jobs, cutting spending, cleaning up Washington, fighting for veterans, and actually getting things... more »
  • Political website says Congressman Rehberg will challenge Senator Tester in 2012

    January 31, 2011 11:47 PM

    According to an article on, Republican Representative Denny Rehberg will challenge first-term Democratic Senator Jon Tester in the 2012 election. The article cites a knowledgeable Montana GOP insider, who says Rehberg will announce his candidacy on Saturday at the Lincoln/Reagan Dinner in Helena. The article states that... more »
  • Montana's delegation gets "social"

    January 18, 2011 8:13 PM

    BILLINGS - Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other video technology have become the 21st century's way of keeping in touch. Whether you're "friends" with someone in Montana or a world away, social networking sites are keeping many up to date and informed...including some members of Montana's Congressional delegation. "This gives... more »
  • Rehberg discusses $1-trillion spending bill and Tester bill during tele-town hall meeting

    December 16, 2010 12:20 AM

    Republican Congressman Denny Rehberg says he's concerned about the one-trillion dollar spending bill in the Senate, and about Senator Jon Tester's Forest and Recreation bill - which is attached to the omnibus spending bill. Wednesday night, Rehberg held a tele-town hall meeting, to discuss Tester's wilderness bill - that he... more »
  • Home for vets celebrates Veterans' Day

    November 11, 2010 7:36 PM

    BILLINGS - Senator Jon Tester has traveled around the state visiting veterans...and today thanked vets at Independence Hall in Billings. Volunteers of America of Wyoming and Montana houses 20 homeless veterans at its Independence Hall in the heights. The group that runs the home thanked thanked its supporters and veterans,... more »
  • Senator Tester wants Whitetail port border crossing closed

    September 22, 2010 6:58 PM

    HELENA, MT- A U.S. senator with an influential voice in the dispute over a little-used border post between Montana and Canada said Wednesday that officials should scrap an $8.5 million stimulus-funded upgrade and shut down the underused crossing. Sen. Jon Tester said Canada, which surprised U.S. officials by closing its... more »
  • Tester introduces trace-back bill to keep meat safer

    March 24, 2010 11:30 PM

    The Meat Safety and Accountability Act aims to make food safer and help small meat processors, according to the bill's sponsor, Senator Jon Tester. The bill features a trace back to the original source of enteric foodborne pathogens, such as E-coli and salmonella. Senator Tester says this contamination begins at... more » is social!