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Senate Passes $860B Farm Bill
Montana’s congressional delegation, and the state’s farmers and ranchers, are celebrating after the U.S. Senate gave approval to an $860 billion Farm Bill Tuesday. Versions of the bill have been under debate for weeks, but senators passed the current package on an 87-…
Tester Wins Senate Race
The Associated Press reports, in the hotly-contested battle to represent Montana in the U.S. Senate, that Democratic incumbent Jon Tester, who won six years ago by the slimmest of margins, has defeated Republican state auditor Matt Rosendale...
Immigration Politics
Issues of immigration and national security loom large in Montana’s 2018 race for U.S. Senate and the lone seat in the U.S. House– particularly for the Republican candidates. Incumbent first-term Congressman Greg Gianforte and Republican Senate nominee Matt Rosendale chastise t…
Jeff Bridges Endorses Tester at MSU
In a race for the U.S. Senate that has drawn national attention and numerous visits to Montana from the president, vice president and members of the first family endorsing GOP nominee  Matt Rosendale, it was incumbent Democratic Senator Jon Tester’s turn on Wednesday...
Senate Rebukes Trump Trade Tariffs
The U.S. Senate delivered a bipartisan rebuke of President Donald Trump’s trade policies Wednesday by an 88-11 vote in support of congressional authority over decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons. GOP Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania led efforts to in…
Tester Meets Ag and Transport Leaders in Billings
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester was in Billings Thursday for a meeting with agriculture and transportation leaders. Q2 reports farm and ranch leaders told Tester– the only farmer in the U.S. Senate– their markets are down and the uncertainty of the impact of President Donald Tr…

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