04.28.22

Daines, Tester Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Montana Wildlife, Ecosystems

Bill will support research and management of Chronic Wasting Disease

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today introduced a bipartisan bill that would help Montana in its research, testing and surveillance practices for Chronic Wasting Disease.

“By threatening Montana wildlife and ecosystems, Chronic Wasting Disease also threatens our sportsmen legacy and outdoor way of life,” Daines said. “My bipartisan bill will support Montana’s ongoing efforts to research, manage, and contain the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease among wildlife populations.”

“In order to protect Montana’s outdoor recreation economy and wildlife, we have to get a handle on Chronic Wasting Disease,” Tester said. “With cases rising in Montana, it’s critical that the state and Tribes have the necessary resources to research and manage CWD so that we can keep our state safe for years to come.”

To read the bill text, click HERE.

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Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Katie Schoettler