As communities across Montana deal with widespread flooding, Senator Jon Tester is questioning a decision by the House of Representatives to dramatically cut the federal emergency response budget. Tester used a Senate hearing yesterday to highlight how those cuts could impact Montana communities, telling  FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate what Montanans are facing.

Fugate acknowledged that FEMA is still assessing damage from weather disasters across the country. Fugate also acknowledged the possibility that FEMA may be forced to request emergency additional resources to address disasters across the country.