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Tester pushes Congress to address Montana wild fires

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U.S. Senator Jon Tester appeared on the Senate floor to convince Congress they need to address the wildfires in Montana and across the west.

The House just voted to approve the $7.9 billion Harvey aid package, so Tester pointed out another disaster happening in the country that needs federal attention: "the historic drought" and the "raging wildfires" devastating Montana.

"I traveled around the state and saw with my own eyes the fires that are sweeping across Montana," said Tester. "I am asking each and every one of you to stand with the people of Montana as they fight for blue skies and fresh air once again."

Last week, Tester secured more than $3 million in FEMA grants for Montana, but as Tester points out in his speech, "Fire fighters have spent $220 million trying to get a handle on wild fires in Montana alone."

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