Senator Tester’s office just sent out a blast email with “An update on the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act.” I’m sure many readers just received the same email. The email kicks off with the following:
Negotiators are discussing the possibility of including the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act in one of the last bills Congress will consider this year.
As you may know, the bill was included as part of a Senate proposal going into these final negotiations. But it needs support from the House of Representatives to cross the finish line.
My message to the them: Don’t let politics drag down this important, made-in-Montana jobs plan.
Sen. Tester is clearly calling out Developer Denny and his opposition to FJRA. And he’s backing Rehberg into a corner. Either Rehberg supports FJRA and helps deliver a major legislative victory for Tester or he opposes FJRA and further solidifies his reputation as someone who always puts politics first.
Developer Denny is one slippery politician. It will be interesting to see how he spins this one.