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Jon Tester's Public Statements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Jon Tester
Office: U.S. Senate (MT) - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Sharla; 2 Children: Christine, Shon
Birth Date: 08/21/1956
Birth Place: Havre, MT
Home City: Big Sandy, MT
Date Title
June 25, 2014 Senate Committee Passes Bill to Keep Security Contractors from Approving Their Own Work
May 13, 2014 Tester Calls for Greater Transparency, Accountability in Military Spending
May 6, 2014 Tester, Walsh Bill Puts President's National Guard Changes Under Microscope
March 24, 2014 Letter to Administrator Michael P. Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration - Tester, Walsh Ask FAA: Is It a Public Comment Period if the Public Doesn't Know It?
March 11, 2014 Tester, Portman Hearing Takes Hard Look at Government Regulations
March 11, 2014 Portman, Tester Hearing Takes Hard Look at Regulatory Reform
Feb. 27, 2014 Tester, McCaskill, Begich Introduce Bill to Keep Security Clearance Contractors From Approving Their Own Work
Feb. 27, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security - National License Plate Database a "Misguided Idea'
Feb. 5, 2014 Tester, Enzi Introduce Bill to Empower Government Watchdogs
Jan. 14, 2014 Tester Top Senate Transparency Rankings
Dec. 17, 2013 Grassley Joins Effort to Reverse Negative Impact of Whistleblower Court Case
Dec. 10, 2013 Tester, McCaskill Take Aim at Government Redundancy with Joint Hearing Series
Nov. 19, 2013 Tester, Portman Seek to Empower Watchdogs, Save Taxpayer Dollars
Nov. 6, 2013 Letter to Acting Secretary Rand Beers, Department of Homeland Security - Overtime Abuse
Oct. 17, 2013 Great Falls Tribune: Mont. Lawmakers Back Deal to Avert Crisis
Oct. 16, 2013 Tester Statement on Agreement to Reopen Government, Pay Nation's Bills
Oct. 16, 2013 NBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript: Government Shutdown
Oct. 13, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013
Oct. 8, 2013 Continuing Appropriations
Oct. 7, 2013 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Government Shutdown and Debt Limit
Oct. 7, 2013 Continuing Appropriations
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 19, 2013 Tester Secures Major Concession From Top Postal Service Official
Aug. 13, 2013 Tester: More Transparency Needed for Overseas Aid
July 31, 2013 Tester's 'Snowden Bill' Approved by Senate Committee
July 11, 2013 Letter to Sen. Mitch McConnell - Banking Committee Democrats Urge McConnell to Allow Vote on Cordray Nomination
June 25, 2013 Tester Seeks Fresh Limits on Government Eavesdropping
June 7, 2013 Havre Daily News - Tester: Government Scandals are 'Crazy Stuff'
April 10, 2013 Tester Statement on Sally Jewell's Confirmation to be Interior Secretary
March 28, 2013 Letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder - Transparency and Accountability on Drones
March 12, 2013 Tester Introducing Bill to Require More Transparency From Administration
Feb. 26, 2013 Tester Introduces Bill to Modernize Senate Campaign Reporting, Save Money
May 9, 2012 Senate Unanimously Passes Tester's Bipartisan Whistleblower Protection Bill
April 25, 2012 21st Century Postal Service Act
Jan. 26, 2012 Tester: Rebuild Public Trust Over Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. 6, 2011 Tester: Save Taxpayers Millions by Strengthening Whistleblower Protections
Dec. 2, 2011 Tester to Congress: Full Transparency Necessary to Earn Trust
Oct. 24, 2011 Tester Votes to Create Jobs by Repealing Business Tax
June 14, 2011 Letter to Robert Mueller, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
May 23, 2011 Patriot Sunsets Extension Act of 2011 - Motion to Proceed
April 5, 2011 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives - Congressional Pay
March 30, 2011 Letter to John Boehner,Speaker of the House - Congressional Pay
March 17, 2011 Tester introduces legislation to strengthen transparency, accountability in government
Feb. 28, 2011 Tester Bill Would Prevent Congressional Pay if Government Shuts Down
Feb. 9, 2011 Tester Proposes Saving Millions by Posting, Not Printing, Legislation
Jan. 27, 2011 Tester: Secret Hold Ban "Cleans the Gunk Out of the Gears'
Jan. 6, 2011 Tester Pushes to Reform Senate Rules with Greater Transparency, Efficiency
Aug. 16, 2010 Tester posts full draft Interior memo to his website
June 28, 2010 Tester: Senator Byrd A "Respected Teacher And Trusted Friend'
May 18, 2010 Tester Pushes Next Step For Earmark Transparency
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