Sidney Herald: Tester delivers big border security win for 14 Montana communities

Billings – Today, the Sidney Herald highlighted that, thanks to Sen. Jon Tester, Montana got a big border security win for 14 communities around the state. Thanks to Tester’s relentless advocacy for border security in the Senate, he was able to secure $1.5 million in Operation Stonegarden grants for Montana communities.

Operation Stonegarden grants give local law enforcement better resources to crack down on drug trafficking and human trafficking, combat terrorism, and strengthen ports of entry along the border. The funding that Tester secured will primarily benefit Montana communities along the northern border.

Read more on Tester’s recent border security win:

Tester delivers big border security win for 14 Montana communities

August 28, 2018

Key points:

  • “Jon Tester, D-Mont., is delivering on his promise to secure the border, combat drug trafficking and strengthen local law enforcement in Montana.”

  • “Tester used his leadership position to increase Stonegarden funding by 55 percent. These grants are issued to local governments and federally-recognized tribal governments to defend the country’s borders from terrorism, intercept illegal drugs, and combat human trafficking.”

  • “This year thanks to Tester’s language in the government funding agreement, there has been a dramatic increase in Montana grants.”

  • “Montana law enforcement agencies use Operation Stonegarden grants to increase preparedness, coordination, and effectiveness along the state’s 545-mile northern border.”

Read the full article HERE.