Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterDem senator: Trump's VA pick nicknamed 'candy man' for handing out prescriptions Overnight Health Care: Trump's VA pick on the ropes | White House signals it will fight for nominee | Senate panel approves opioid bill | FDA cracking down on e-cig sales to kids White House signals it will fight on for Trump VA pick MORE (D-Mont.) is sponsoring the Sportsman Act, which would increase access to federal land for hunters and fishers while also supporting conservation measures.

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Tester said his package, S. 3525, combines 20 bipartisan bills on the matter and has no cost.

“This week we have an opportunity to play politics as usual or we have a chance to do something,” Tester said on the floor Wednesday. “Some folks here in Washington are asking me why is this important, but hunting and fishing is a way of life in Montana.”

Reid tried to pass the package by unanimous consent to save time, but Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) objected.

The Senate still has to pass the spending resolution that would keep the government funded for six months. The House passed H.J.Res. 117 last week; thus far, the Senate has made it through a procedural vote on the measure.

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP anxiety grows over Trump’s Iran decision Overnight Defense: VA nominee on the ropes | White House signals it will fight for pick | Trump talks Syria with Macron | McConnell tees up Pompeo vote Schumer to oppose Pompeo as secretary of State MORE (R-Ky.) is filibustering the Senate, which requires that the maximum amount of time be spent on each vote, holding up legislation such as the spending resolution until he gets a vote on his own bill to cut funding for Pakistan.

Tester referenced Pauls’ obstructionism when speaking about his sportsman bill.

“Let’s actually do something,” Tester said. “As long as we’re going to play political games and hold stuff up we’ll never do right by the American people.”

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