Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Package To Strengthen Montana

Legislation Includes Key Wins for Montana Workers, Communities, Wildlife & Habitat

MWF calls on Rosendale, Gianforte to Support Return of Tax Dollars to Rebuild State

Montana’s outdoor economy rides on 70,000 highway miles and 169,829 river miles within the state.  Hunters and anglers, small businesses and landowners have sought a return of our tax dollars through a federal infrastructure deal for a decade. Today, Montana Wildlife Federation is proud to thank Senator Jon Tester for delivering results. 

Today’s bipartisan and lopsided 69-30 vote will invest $2.82 billion to rebuild Montana roads and bridges, boosts Montana small towns through $1 billion for critical rural water projects, acknowledges Montana tribal leadership with $2.5 billion to complete all authorized Indian water rights settlements, and increases sixfold the state’s annual federal Abandoned Mine distribution, fueling jobs and improving habitat.

MWF calls on Representative Matt Rosendale to set aside politics and support Montana jobs, businesses, our outdoor economy, workers and families by supporting the bill as it goes the House of Representatives, and we call on Governor Greg Gianforte and all Montana elected officials to leverage the tools available to create jobs, strengthen community, wildlife and habitat resilience, address environmental injustices, and confront the drivers of climate change that are ravaging Montana’s fisheries, rivers, forests, ranches, communities and economy.

 

Contact: Frank Szollosi, Montana Wildlife Federation, frank@mtwf.org 406-417-9909

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Alec Underwood

Federal Conservation Campaigns Director

Alec is responsible for developing and implementing MWF’s federal conservation advocacy and policy campaigns to protect Montana’s fish and wildlife. He spends most of his free time hunting big game and fly fishing Montana’s cherished trout rivers. He also enjoys backpacking, skiing, photography, and woodworking. 

alec@mtwf.org