Tester, Daines, Zinke meet at first Montana Coffee in 2015

(U.S. Congress) – Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke today met at the first Montana Coffee of the 114th Congress.

This morning’s get-together provided the first opportunity for Montana’s Congressional delegation to meet after Senator Daines and Congressman Zinke were sworn in on Tuesday.

“Montanans expect their representatives in Congress to work together to move our state and our nation forward,” Tester said. “The coffee is a tradition that gives the delegation a chance to hear directly from folks and to find common ground. And when Steve, Ryan and I can come together and agree on policies to strengthen the middle class and support our small businesses and working families, Montana benefits.”

“The tradition of bipartisan Montana Coffees are a great opportunity to meet with and hear directly from Montanans about their concerns and ideas,” Daines said. “We know what can be accomplished for Montana when we find areas of agreement. These coffees help lay the groundwork for getting things done for hardworking Montana families.”

“My door is always open to the folks of Montana; and what better way to keep in touch with them and listen to their concerns and ideas than over a cup of coffee,” said Zinke. “I look forward to working with Steve and Jon on crafting solutions to our nation’s biggest problems and building bipartisan support for legislation that is important to Montana like building the Keystone XL pipeline and reforming the gross mismanagement of our public lands.”

The Montana delegation will host Montana Coffee every Wednesday that Congress is in session. Montanans interested in attending can RSVP by calling Senator Tester’s D.C. office at (202) 224-2644.