President signs historic lands package into law
December 23, 2014
(Missoula, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester Dec. 19, released the following statement after the President signed the historic Montana public lands package, which was negotiated by Montana's Congressional delegation, into law:
"On the same day we stood at the foot of the Rockies to celebrate the preservation of the North Fork, the President made it official. The Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act, the North Fork Protection Act and the other Montana lands bills in this historic legislation will preserve Montana's special places and outdoor traditions while strengthening our economy. Today is a victory for Montana and bipartisanship."
Senators Jon Tester and John Walsh worked with Senator-elect Steve Daines to include the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act, the North Fork Protection Act and six other Montana lands bills in a broader lands package. The legislation passed the Senate last week by a vote of 89 to 11.