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After unanimously passing the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Senator Jon Tester's rural water bill is on its way to the President's desk and is set to become law
U.S. Senate After Congress last month finally agreed to a bipartisan budget deal that prevents devastating across-the-board spending cuts, Senator Jon Tester is pushing the Senate to support water projects that could mean life or death for communities in rural Montana.
Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement of opposition in response to Congressman Rob Bishop's bill to overhaul the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
As you know, the LWCF was created by Congress in 1965 as a bipartisan commitment to safeguard natural areas, water resources, wildlife, and our cultural heritage, and to provide outdoor recreational opportunities. Now, in 2015, the program is set to expire unless Congress takes action. Congress must act quickly to reauthorize the program, at funding levels that meet or exceed the currently-authorized levels.
Tester's bill streamlines the permitting process for wind, solar and geothermal development on public lands and also ensures that funds generated by energy development benefit various conservation efforts. The legislation also establishes a revenue sharing system that aids local communities that are home to these energy projects and helps mitigate the impact that construction could have on land, water, and wildlife.
TESTER URGES FOR QUICK REAUTHORIZATION AS NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING GRANT INITIATIVE ADVANCES THROUGH THE...
Senator Jon Tester released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), an initiative that awards block grants for tribes and tribal housing authorities in order to make investments in housing in Native American communities.
Governor Steve Bullock on Wednesday signed into law a bill that adds a new layer of protection for private landowners in their negotiations with companies and government agencies that want to acquire their land under the state’s eminent domain laws.
U.S. SENATE - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- With wide-ranging support from sportsmen to local governments, Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are introducing a bipartisan bill that streamlines permitting for renewable energy projects on public lands