Senator Jon Tester

Senator Jon Tester


Third-generation Montana farmer. Proud grandfather. Former school teacher. Flattop icon. Trumpet player. Montana's senior Senator.

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Look, Warner—I'm betting big on the Bobcats, but we can always settle this in the Senate gym. @SenBooker  can fill you in on how that goes.

Great to see Joe Briggs, Chairman of the Cascade County Commission in Washington today! As we discussed, it's critical we get our defense funding bill across the finish line so our servicemembers at Malmstrom Air Force Base and throughout Great Falls have the resources they need.

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The Violence Against Women Act expired in 2019. It's long overdue that we get its lifesaving programs back up and running.

Look, I don't mind when businesses make a profit. But when they do it on the backs of our family farmers and ranchers—and the money doesn't trickle down, and the consumers are getting ripped—it's time to make a change. We've got to put competition back into the marketplace.

I'm voting YES on the motion to proceed with the America COMPETES Act. This bill not only protects our national security by ensuring we remain the world leader in innovation, but also strengthens our supply chain by investing in manufacturing jobs at home. It's a no-brainer.

Democracies are the exception in this world, not the rule—something the Ukrainians understand well. Glad I could join @billmaher  on @RealTimers  to talk about why I believe democracy is worth fighting for.

I'm strongly opposed to the Administration's decision to let Title 42 expire next month—which will only add to the strain on our broken immigration system. I'm urging Sec. Mayorkas to provide a comprehensive plan to address the increased security needed when Title 42 expires.

My statement on the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade:

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We've got a deal @JerryMoran  and I reached a bipartisan agreement today on the most comprehensive toxic exposure package we've ever delivered for our nation's veterans. Together, we're going to deliver ALL generations of toxic-exposed vets their earned benefits and care.

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At a pivotal moment for our economic recovery, Mitch McConnell and his followers are blocking Powell’s confirmation and kneecapping the Fed’s ability to combat inflation and lower costs. Make no mistake: hardworking American families will pay the price for these political games.

Corporations aren’t people. And my amendment overturning the disastrous Citizens United decision will ensure the Constitution says so, once and for all. #SunshineWeek 

We found out that the Trump Administration purposely blocked thousands of #VietnamVeterans  from getting the health care and benefits they earned. Congress and the courts have done their job to make sure these folks are covered. Why won't the Administration push to do the same?

This is why I cannot support Judge Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court:

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I took to the Senate floor today to defend our public education system & oppose Betsy DeVos' confirmation.

Some of my colleagues have decided to senselessly block critical agency nominees—the very nominees needed to implement our bipartisan infrastructure law and keep our economy moving. Last time I checked, we're not here for ourselves. We're here to move this nation forward.

History made! @Interior  Sec. Haaland is the first Native cabinet secretary in U.S. history. I look forward to working with her to ensure we're protecting our public lands, creating good paying jobs, and upholding trust and treaty responsibilities to Tribal nations.

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