Congressional Delegation

    Jon Tester

    Jon Tester

    Throughout his career serving the people of Montana, Senator Tester has been a leader in advocating for clean, renewable energy, protection of America’s public lands, and access to clean drinking water. As president of the Montana Senate in 2005, Tester authored legislation creating Montana’s Renewable Energy Standard. As a U.S. Senator, Tester has led the fight for permanent reauthorization and full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, passage of the Crow and Blackfeet water compacts, and development of new clean energy resources. As the only farmer in the U.S. Senate, Tester maintains his Montana roots and always will.

    U.S. Senator Jon Tester

    Contact:

    311 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510-2604

    202-224-2644

    Website

    District: U.S. Senate

    Party: Democrat

    Incumbent Status: Senior Senator

    Term: 6 Years

    LCV Scorecard Rating: 86%

    Steve Daines

    Steve Daines

    Senator Daines has rarely sided with the conservation community on issues. From opposing the Clean Power Plan, the Clean Water Rule, to supporting the transfer of public lands to states, Daines has been on the wrong side of nearly every conservation issue which is reflected in his lifetime LCV rating of one percent. One exception is his reversal to support permanent re-authorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). After voting against LWCF, Daines heard loud and clear from Montanans about the importance LWCF plays to protect access to our public lands and later supported efforts to permanently re-authorize LWCF that eventually passed the Senate. In addition, Daines supported efforts led by Senator Tester to pass the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act and North Fork Protection Act in 2014.

    U.S. Senator Steve Daines

    Contact:

    320 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510

    202-224-2651

    Website

    District: U.S. Senate

    Party: Republican

    Incumbent Status: Junior Senator

    Term: 6 Years

    LCV Scorecard Rating: 1%

    Ryan Zinke

    Ryan Zinke

    Serving his second¬†term in the House of Representatives, Rep. Zinke’s voting record has not lived up to his time in the Montana State Senate. As a senator from Whitefish, Zinke was co-endorsed by MCV in 2008 and earned scores of 54 percent and 60 percent in 2009 and 2011, respectively. His votes defending the Montana Environmental Policy Act and our constitutional right to a “clean and healthful environment” stand in stark contrast to his votes against the Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution and against the Clean Water Rule protecting our streams and rivers. In addition, Zinke’s waffling of protection of public lands makes us wonder ¬†what happened to Zinke since his time in the state Senate?

    U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke

    Contact:

    1419 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515

    202-225-3211

    Website

    District: U.S. House At-Large

    Party: Republican

    Term: 2 Years

    LCV Scorecard Rating: 3%