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Max Sieben Baucus (born December 11, 1941) is the senior United States Senator from Montana and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1978, he is the longest-serving...

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Baucus to President: Urgent Action Neede to Support Jobs in the Bakken

January 31, 2012 ***For Immediate Release*** Baucus to President Obama: Urgent Action Needed to Support Jobs in Nation's most Dynamic Economic Development Region Senator Calls to Action: "We must rewrite the cycle of boom and bust in the Bakken" (Washington, DC) -- Montana's senior US Senator Max Baucus is urging President Obama to unleash every appropriate federal resource to maximize the good-paying jobs available in the Bakken region. In a letter to the President sent today, Baucus asks for a multi-agency approach to more efficiently address the urgent infrastructure needs associated with the oil and gas boom in Eastern Montana. "At a time when the entire nation is asking leaders to help spur job creation, we must not lose this important opportunity to support one of the most dynamic areas for job growth in the country," Baucus wrote. "The history of boom and bust can be rewritten, only if we provide the appropriate infrastructure to support long term jobs and the energy economy our nation both craves and needs for future security. "This is a tremendous opportunity for the region and the country that requires a thoughtful, targeted and urgent response. Supporting economic growth in the Bakken region is not only a pressing issue for Montanans, but it is an urgent issue of national interest." Baucus asked the President to make good on his State of the Union pledge to promote homegrown, American energy by supporting the dynamic economic development potential in Eastern <b>...</b>
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