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Mar 15, 2021

Tester Votes to Confirm Congresswoman Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today voted to confirm Congresswoman Deb Haaland to be the next Secretary of the Interior:

"Secretary Haaland has demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting Montana's public lands, creating good paying jobs, upgrading aging water infrastructure in rural America, and ensuring the federal government meets its trust and treaty responsibilities to Tribal nations. Make no mistake, the folks who work in the extractive resource industries are essential to Montana's economy and I will continue to defend these jobs from burdensome regulations. But while we don't agree on everything, Secretary Haaland has shown herself to be well qualified to lead the Interior Department, and I look forward to working with her to safeguard our public lands and bolster our economy."

During their meeting in January, Senator Tester asked Secretary Haaland about her positions on key public lands issues, and asked her to work with him to roll back former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's efforts to cripple implementation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. They also discussed Tester's ongoing effort to pass and implement Tribal water compacts, and swiftly implementing Savanna's Act and the Not Invisible Act to address the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) crisis.

Secretary Haaland is the first Native American cabinet secretary in U.S. history.


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


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
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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