Bipartisan Package Secures $3.3 Million For Montana Ports
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act introduced by U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured $3,343,149.60 for critical infrastructure upgrades and repairs to several Montana land ports of entry along the northern border, according to an Aug. 8 press release.
â€śMontanans rely on our land ports of entry for everything from trade to travel, and theyâ€™ve long been in need of an upgrade,â€ť said Tester. â€śThrough my bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, weâ€™ll be able to modernize our land ports to ensure that theyâ€™re safe, secure, and able to support the Montana small businesses that rely on cross-border commerce.â€ť
In total, $3.85 billion was secured for ports of entry through his bipartisan IIJA. The $3.3 million secured for Montanaâ€™s land ports of entry will be used for road repairs, generator replacements, water system repairs, and more at ports across the state. Tester worked across the aisle for months to negotiate his bipartisan package with a group of five Republicans, four Democrats, and the White House and he was the only member of Montanaâ€™s congressional delegation to vote for it.