Bill advances to address Montana flooding issues

Thursday, June 28, 2018

A bipartisan group of 85 senators to pass the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act through the Senate.  The bill makes much-needed investments in Montana’s aging water systems to deliver clean water to communities across rural America.

Senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Montana Senator Jon Tester today voted to pass legislation to address flooding across Montana and to provide vital funding for rural water projects.

“As flood waters rise across Montana, this bill provides critical resources that help reduce the damage,” said Tester. “I will keep holding Washington accountable to ensure that communities that are recovering from record floods receive the assistance they need to rebuild roads and structures that were damaged.”

Tester fought to include the following Montana provisions in the Senate’s Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act:

$150 million for flood and storm damage reduction, $150 million for flood control, $86.5 million for rural water projects, $10 million for the Blackfeet Water Compact, $12 million for the Crow Water Compact, $4.7 million for the Fort Peck and Dry Prairie Rural Water Project, $3.9 million for the Rocky Boy’s and Northcentral Montana Rural Water Project, $6 million for watercraft inspection stations in the Columbia River Basin, $10 million for the Missouri River Recovery Program, $1.9 million for the Milk River Project, including St. Mary’s Diversion Dam, $2.6 million for the Libby Dam.

“Water is life for Montana farmers, ranchers, small business owners, and families,” said Tester. “This bipartisan bill invests in the health and economy of our rural communities.”

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tester is responsible for writing the 12 bills that fund the federal government.  


Upcoming Events

  • Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00am
    *American Legion Carbon County Post 17 Memorial Day schedule, May 27 7 a.m. Breakfast at Bull 'n'Bear 8:30 a.m. Memorial Service  at Belfry Cemetery 9:30 a.m. Memorial Service  at Bearcreek Cemetery 10:30 a.m. Parade through Red Lodge.  Meet at 10:15 a.m. at the corner of 14th and Broadway. Following parade there will be a lunch at the  Red Lodge Elk’s Lodge 11 a.m. Memorial Service at  Red Lodge Cemetery 1:30 p.m. Parade in Roberts  followed by Memorial  Service at Roberts Cemetery. For further information contact Kenneth Beggs, Commander Carbon County Post 17 at   *The Jim Bridger Post 1543 will hold Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. at the Bridger Cemetery.   *The Clarks Fork American Legion Post 71 and the Joliet VFW Post 5748 will be doing Memorial Day services Monday, May 27. Rev. Robert Reed of the Joliet Baptist  Church will be the Speaker of the day. The schedule for the day will be: 9 a.m.   Services at the Gebo  Cemetery. 9:30 a.m.   March through  Fromberg Main St. 10 a.m.  Services at Rockvale  Cemetery 11 a.m.   Services at Joliet Cemetery 11:30 a.m. March through  Joliet Main St. A potluck lunch will be held at the  Joliet Community Center following the services.  Everyone is welcome to come.   Any veterans who would like to help who haven’t been contacted can show up at the Gebo Cemetery at 8:45 a.m. Memorial Day or call Rich Pierce at 962-3320 or Jody Stene 962-3779.
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.

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