Tester statement on his provision to delist Montana wolves

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester released the following statement regarding the inclusion of his language in a bipartisan budget agreement to delist Montana wolves and return their management to state biologists:

“This wolf fix isn’t about one party’s agenda. It's about what’s right for Montana and the West—which is why I’ve been working so hard to get this solution passed, and why it has support from all sides.  It’s high time for a predictable, practical law that finally delists Montana’s wolves and returns their management to our state—for the sake of Montana jobs, our wildlife, our livestock, and for the sake of wolves themselves.

“I appreciate Representative Mike Simpson’s leadership on this issue in the House of Representatives.”

Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, is chairman of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee.

Congress is expected to approve the overall legislation next week.