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May 14, 2019

Tester Delivers More than $9 Million for Ennis-Big Sky Airport

$9,326,000 will fund safety, travel improvements

(U.S. Senate) - As part of his ongoing effort to #ConnectMT by investing in critical infrastructure improvements, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has secured $9,326,000 for the Ennis-Big Sky Airport.

The grant will fund a runway extension and safety improvement projects at the airport.

"Montanans rely on airports to support the economy, provide access to lifesaving flights, and connect families," said Tester, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "Investing in local infrastructure will help support businesses in Madison and Gallatin Counties and get folks where they need to go."

Tester was the only member of Montana's delegation to vote for the bipartisan budget agreement that provided this funding through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program.

Tester also secured $350,000 to ease snow removal at the Ennis-Big Sky Airport last fall, part of the over $20 million in federal feuding Tester helped secure for Montana airports in 2018.

Tester has made it a priority to reinvest in Montana's infrastructure. He secured funding to continue Essential Air Service at seven Montana airports and support for long-distance rail service in February's government funding deal, and is pushing members on both sides of the aisle to work together to pass a comprehensive infrastructure package to repair roads, invest in air travel, and improve access to broadband in Montana.

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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