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Oct 11, 2019

Upholding His Commitment to Transparency, Tester Hosts 6th In-Person Town Hall of the Year in Livingston

Senator answers tough questions, receives feedback from a group of approximately 150 Montanans in public forum

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(Livingston, Mont.) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester spent an hour today soliciting feedback and answering questions from approximately 150 Park County residents in his 6th public, in-person town hall since the start of the year.

"In order to do this job, you've got to listen to the folks you represent, whether they agree with you or not," Tester said. "These in-person town halls put me in the hot seat-folks can ask anything they want and I have to respond. By coming to a forum like this, you're helping to hold me accountable so I can take your ideas back to Washington and continue fighting for Montana."

Tester kicked off the forum by highlighting some of his recent legislative actions including his ongoing efforts to protect public lands from outside interests. He also spoke about his work to make housing more affordable in towns like Livingston and Gardiner and pointed out his recent bill, the Seeding Rural Resilience Act, which works to combat the climbing rates of farmer suicide in the United States.

Tester heard from constituents on issues ranging from public lands, to climate change, suicide prevention, securing benefits for our veterans, civic engagement, forest management, and recent U.S. action in Syria.

This is Tester's 6th in-person, public town hall this year-following those in Bozeman, Missoula, Helena, Great Falls, and Billings—and his twelfth since President Trump took office. He has held dozens of Facebook Live town halls and public forums since 2016, ranging on topics from health care reform to Farm Bill reauthorization, VA community care, the ongoing trade war, and local infrastructure priorities across 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.

Billings

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

Bozeman

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

Butte

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

Helena

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

Kalispell

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

Missoula

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

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