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Sep 30, 2015

Tester votes to prevent government shutdown

(U.S. Senate) - Senator Jon Tester issued the following statement after voting for a short-term budget to prevent the government from shutting down:

"Preventing a government shutdown should be the easiest part of Congress' job, yet we avoided it by the skin of our teeth. Some folks in Congress have forgotten that the last government shutdown cost our nation's economy billions of dollars. Congress cannot keep governing by crisis and expecting the American people to pick up the slack. For the sake of our economy, we must do better."

The Senate's short-term budget bill will keep the government open until December 11. It passed by a vote of 78-20. It now heads to the House where they must pass the bill before midnight tonight to avoid a shutdown.

 

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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