Response to Rehberg conference call
(BILLINGS, Mont.) – The Office of Senator Jon Tester tonight released the following statements from Mark Hathaway, a millworker at Sun Mountain Lumber in Deer Lodge, and Kurt Rayson, President of Rayson Logging in Libby, in response to Congressman Rehberg’s conference call:
“I’m a lifelong Republican. Congressman Rehberg says he listens, but he wasn’t listening when we asked him to support Montana’s wood products industry. If he’s still calling this a ‘wilderness’ bill, he clearly hasn’t read it and doesn’t understand that it will create much-needed jobs for Montana’s loggers and millworkers.”
–Mark Hathaway, Millworker, Sun Mountain Lumber (Deer Lodge)
“I’m not interested in political stunts and the same old heated rhetoric. I am interested in keeping my job as a logger. So is Jon Tester. Creating jobs is the idea behind his bill, and I thank Jon for it.”
–Kurt Rayson, President, Rayson Logging (Libby/Troy)
The final version of the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act, which is—and has been—online at tester.senate.gov/forest, is very similar to the version he introduced a year and a half ago, with some improvements suggested by Montanans.
A complete summary of the jobs bill is online HERE.