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Sep 13, 2018

Daines, Tester Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Secure Funds for West Yellowstone Airport

U.S. SENATE -U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines introduced a bipartisan bill to allow seasonal, non-primary airports that are open less than 6 months a year and have at least 8,000 enplanements to receive increased Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding and to compete for terminal grants. West Yellowstone Airport in Montana meets the criteria.

"Thousands of folks from all over the world come through West Yellowstone every year to experience Montana's great outdoors," Tester said. "These visitors are vital to our state's economy and the economy of southwest Montana in particular. That's why we've got to make sure West Yellowstone Airport has the support it needs grow its operation and continue serving as a lynchpin of our outdoor recreation economy."

"West Yellowstone Airport serves thousands of Montanans every year and brings in folks from around the world to visit our great state," Daines said. "This bill will help ensure that West Yellowstone Airport has the resources and support it needs to meet the needs of passengers, while also creating jobs in rural communities."

The AIP helps build and maintain Montana's critical aviation infrastructure such as runways.

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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

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