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Oct 2, 2018

Tester: Congress Must Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund Now

Senator's Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Reauthorize and Fully Fund LWCF Clears Senate Committee

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed his legislation to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF):

"Montanans use LWCF to expand public access to our public lands and strengthen our state's $7 billion outdoor economy. This vote is a step forward. Now Congress must immediately pass this legislation so Montana hunters, hikers, and anglers can experience our great outdoors for generations to come."

LWCF expired on Sunday. Tester's legislation to permanently authorize and fully fund LWCF is supported by both Republicans and Democrats and passed the committee by a 16-7 vote.

LWCF doesn't cost taxpayers a dime, because it is funded from offshore natural resource development revenues.

Tester's legislation will now head to the Senate Floor for debate.

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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