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Feb 5, 2019

Tester Statement on State of the Union Address

(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester released the following statement after President Trump's State of the Union Address:

"I've always said I'll work with the President when it's right for Montana and hold him accountable when it's necessary. I agree with his call for unity and bipartisanship, but those words will ring hollow if they're not paired with action. It's not enough to give lip service to our country's pressing problems-like the high cost of prescription drugs, the safety of communities nationwide, the tariffs hurting our farmers, and our aging infrastructure-we've got to solve them. I'll be rolling up my sleeves with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to do just that."

Tester's guest to the State of the Union was Briana Lamb, a Missoula-based advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and a driving force behind Tester's push to address the crisis. Tester today introduced legislation mandating the Government Accountability Office study the crisis and report on how best to address it, as well as recently organized a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the epidemic.

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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