Tester Stops in Big Timber to Talk Infrastructure

Senator Holds Roundtable with Sweet Grass County Officials

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester stopped in Big Timber on Saturday to hear from local officials about their most pressing infrastructure needs.

Tester met with members of the city council, county commission, chamber of commerce, and economic development council as part of his statewide infrastructure tour.

“We are living off our grandparents’ investment in roads, bridges, water systems, and schools,” said Tester. “It was instructive to hear from the community, so I can hold Washington accountable to deliver for families in Big Timber. By making these investments today, it will strengthen our state’s economy for generations to come.”

Tester met with:
• Bill Wallace, Sweet Grass County Commissioner
• Justin Ferguson, Big Timber City Council
• Julie Johnson, Executive Director of the Big Timber Chamber of Commerce
• Sue Taylor, Economic Development Director of Beartooth RC&D
• Clint Rech, Citizens Bank & Trust Co. of Big Timber

Tester heard about the pending water and wastewater project, the growing number of abandoned buildings, and slow broadband speeds.

After Senator Mitch McConnell cancelled the upcoming congressional break, Tester told the attendees that he is calling on Congress to use the month of August to draft a bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Tester has held similar events in Billings, Laurel, Great Falls, and Bozeman.

Earlier this year, Tester solicited input on this issue from Montana counties, cities and tribes. Tester also invited school districts, hospitals, and business organizations to weigh in.

Tester’s letter to Montanans can be found HERE.

Montanans can send their infrastructure priorities to Tester by e-mailing him at infrastructure@tester.senate.gov.