By Alex Sakariassen
Montana Free Press 

Montana's stake in the infrastructure plan

Sen. Jon Tester worked to include billions for Montana in Congress’ $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal. As the House takes up the debate, here’s a look at what’s on the line for the state


September 1, 2021

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate approved a $1.2 trillion spending plan aimed at addressing critical national infrastructure needs. The bill is poised to inject billions of dollars into Montana’s highways, bridges, water systems and broadband, and the fate of that funding now rests with the U.S. House of Representatives, which began debating the proposal’s path this week.

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester was among the bill’s chief architects, working alongside four other Senate Democrats, five Senate Republicans and top White House aides in closed-door meetings in June to hammer out a bi...

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