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The U.S. Senate approved a new, two-year Highway Bill with 74 Republicans and Democrats voting in favor.

Montana Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester voted in the bipartisan majority to continue funding the surface transportation program that is vital to Montana and the entire nation. Wyoming Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi were among the 22 Republicans voting no. Four other senators didn’t vote.

The Senate bill would direct $400 million a year in federal funds to Montana, according to Baucus, who helped steer the legislation through the Senate.

HELENA, Mont. – With his wife and grandchildren at his side, Big Sandy farmer Jon Tester today filed to run for re-election to the United States Senate. “Asking the people of Montana for another term is a family decision that my family supports, so I wanted them to be a part of this occasion,” Tester […]

The race in North Dakota for a Senate seat being vacated by a retiring Democrat, Kent Conrad, was supposed to be a cakewalk for Republicans. When the state’s lone House member, Rick Berg, entered the contest, leading Republicans tucked the seat into their pocket and looked to other battles in their quest for a Senate majority next year.

It has not worked out that way. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced it would spend $200,000 broadcasting gauzy advertisements promoting the energy positions of Mr. Berg, a House freshman. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report downgraded the race to a tossup.