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Jon Tester

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Senator Jon Tester says he hasn’t yet decided on whether he’ll vote to confirm U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"Before I make a final decision on Judge Kavanaugh, however, I’ll need to look at him face to face, read his body language, ask him tough questions on behalf of Montana," Tester says.

Wednesday a joint U.S. House and Senate committee began a potentially week-long process of reconciling two versions of the Farm Bill. The current bill expires at the end of this month.

Small farm owners in the Flathead Valley worry one version could severely impact SNAP benefits in Montana.

Sen. Jon Tester
U.S. Senate

Senator Jon Tester today had three Montana men who say they’ve long supported the Republican Party on a conference call with journalists, to say that this year, they’re supporting the Democratic senator in his re-election campaign.

“He’s looking out for the little person, and the Republican Party’s stopped doing that,” Mick Ringsak said.

Kathleen Williams speaks at the Labor Day Rally in front of workers picketing Imerys America Talc Mill in Three Forks.
Williams For Montana

State politicians and others from around Montana joined union workers locked out of a talc-milling plant in Three Forks for a Labor Day rally Monday.

The workers are going on their fifth week of picketing outside of the Imerys America Talc Mill after failed contract negotiations.

Senator Jon Tester received the endorsement of the Nation Border Patrol Council Union Friday in Billings
Jackie Yamanaka, YPR News

The major party candidates in the race for Montana’s U.S. Senate seat are campaigning this weekend. Today Senator Jon Tester will attend a Labor Day picnic hosted by the state public employees union, and then this evening he’ll join union workers locked out of the Imerys Talc Mill on the picket line in Three Forks.

On Saturday Republican Candidate Matt Rosendale hosted day of action events in Helena and Kalispell. 

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