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



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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