Tester Part of Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

By Beacon Staff

GREAT FALLS – Montana Sen. Jon Tester has been chosen a vice chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus in the Senate.

Chosen as co-chairmen were Sens. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho.

The Sportsmen’s Caucus keeps tabs on legislation dealing with fishing, hunting and habitat.

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is also a caucus vice chairman.

“In Montana, we take pride in our outdoor heritage, and we take pride in making sure everyone has access to our world-class hunting and fishing areas,” Tester said in a press release. “I look forward to continuing to work with this bipartisan group of senators and representatives to look out for God’s infrastructure — our wildlife, mountains, forests, prairies, rivers and lakes.”

The lawmakers will hold their caucus posts for the next two years.

The Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation will celebrate their 20th anniversaries this year.

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is a longtime member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus.

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