Dems drop omnibus bill, and Tester's forest bill with it

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Just as quickly as Sen. Jon Tester's Forest Jobs and Recreation Act was revived earlier this week, it died—at least for the foreseeable future—last night, a casualty of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's decision amid bitter Republican backlash to pull the $1.2 trillion spending measure that had contained it.

A statement from Tester spokesman Aaron Murphy: “Partisan politics shot down this measure last night, but it won't keep Jon from creating Montana jobs—through middle-class tax relief, strengthening family agriculture and small businesses, and working together with Montanans on bipartisan plans like his forest jobs bill.”

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