On Monday, November 2, TransCanada, the company attempting to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline asked Secretary of State John Kerry to pause the review of its application for that infrastructure project. Montana’s congressman Ryan Zinke described the request as “a tragedy.”
Spokesman for Montana Senator Steve Daines told KGVO News on Tuesday afternoon the vote failed after all but four members of the Democrat caucus blocked legislation that would have directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a revised Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
This week Senator Steve Daines spoke with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Rural Utilities Service asking officials to consider extending broadband services to Montanans that currently don’t have service.
The issue of abortion came up at the U.S. Senate today, September 24, where proponents of a bill titled “The Pain Capable Child Protection Act,” sought to limit abortions in the United States to only those pregnancies within 20 weeks of conception.