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Sep 18, 2018

Tester Passes Bill to Invest in Education, Help Working Families

Senator Scores Big Wins for Montana in Annual Labor & Education Appropriations Bill

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester scored big wins for Montana students, workers, and families today as the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that invests in education, childcare, and job training programs across rural America.

"Investing in Montana families is an investment in our future," Tester said. "By giving working families the support they need, this bipartisan legislation will help parents get good-paying jobs and prepare their kids to compete in a 21st Century economy."

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Tester secured critical investments for Montana in the 2019 Labor and Education Appropriations Bills-two of the 12 major bills that fund the federal government each year. The investments Tester secured include an additional:


Read more about Tester's plan to #EmployMT HERE.


In addition to these major investments, Tester also secured a provision to help bring more teachers to rural America and Indian Country by providing professional development opportunities to educators. This provision-included in Tester's REST and NEST Acts-will provide funding to help teachers in rural and Native schools become National Board certified.

Read more about Tester's investments in education HERE and HERE.


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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