04.23.20

Daines, Tester Push for Relief for Montana Rural Broadcasters, Local Newspapers During Coronavirus Pandemic

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester today sent a bipartisan letter urging support for Montana’s radio and televisions broadcasters and local newspapers during the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts, educational programs, and more to all corners of the United States. In many rural areas, broadcast stations are the predominant or only form of local information,” the Senators wrote. “We encourage the Office of Management and Budget to work with federal agencies throughout the government to increase advertising in local newspapers and on broadcast stations in order to help ensure they are able to continue to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

To read the full letter, click HERE

Background:

Daines and Tester have been leading the efforts in Congress to respond to the coronavirus outbreak impacting the country. To read about Daines’ COVID-19 related efforts click HERE, to read about Tester’s COVID-19 related efforts click HERE.

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