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Jon Tester's Public Statements

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
May 6, 2014 Markey Joins Leahy, Graham to Introduce Bill To Launch Commission To Evaluate Army Budget Changes Proposed By The Administration
March 7, 2014 Tester, Walsh Introduce Bill to Save Montana School Districts Millions from Past Overpayments
March 4, 2014 Tester Statement on President's Budget Proposal
Feb. 12, 2014 Tester: Debt Limit Necessary to Protect American Economy
Jan. 16, 2014 Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Act
Jan. 16, 2014 Tester Hails Bipartisan Government Agreement
Dec. 18, 2013 Tester on Budget Deal: Time to Move Beyond Washington-Caused Crises
Dec. 10, 2013 Tester, McCaskill Take Aim at Government Redundancy with Joint Hearing Series
Dec. 6, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Senators Issues Statement on Increase in Federal Contractor Salaries
Oct. 20, 2013 Billings Gazette - Tester Gets Kudos for Eliminating 'Monsanto Protection Act'
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
Oct. 3, 2013 Unanimous Consent Request - H.J. Res. 72
Sept. 27, 2013 Tester: Shutdown a Symptom Washington Dysfunction
Sept. 26, 2013 Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2014--Continued
July 18, 2013 Tester Derides Disease Research Lab as 'Boondoogle'
July 11, 2013 Manchin Introduces Common-Sense Balanced Budget Amendment
July 8, 2013 Tester Cutting Taxpayer-Funded Pay to Contractor Executives
June 27, 2013 Letter to Faye Krueger, Regional Forester U.S. Forest Service - Montana's Crown of the Continent
March 21, 2013 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2014
March 13, 2013 Tester: Ryan Plan Still 'Unacceptable'
Feb. 12, 2013 Tester Response to State of the Union Address
Jan. 23, 2013 Tester to Congress: Stop Playing Games With the Budget
Jan. 22, 2013 Portman, Tester Introduce End Government Shutdowns Act
Jan. 1, 2013 Tester Statement on 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal
Oct. 11, 2012 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Restore Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds
Sept. 26, 2012 Tester: No More Taxpayer-Funded Political Conventions
Sept. 13, 2012 Tester Slashes Government Advertising Budget
July 30, 2012 Tester Holding USPS Accountable for Kalispell Mail Facility
July 16, 2012 MSNBC "The Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript
May 15, 2012 Harkin Joins Bipartisan Group of More Than 40 Senators in Urging Floor Action on Farm Bill
April 26, 2012 Havre Daily News - Postal Service Reform Bill Passes Senate
April 12, 2012 Tester's Top Budget Priority: Jobs
Feb. 16, 2012 Tester Bill Requires Homeland Security Dept. to Buy American
Dec. 14, 2011 Tester Votes for Balanced Budget Amendment
Dec. 1, 2011 Tester: Both Payroll Tax Proposals Won't Create Jobs
Nov. 3, 2011 At Tester's Request, Committee Announces Hearing to Investigate Housing Bonuses
Nov. 2, 2011 Letter to President Obama
Sept. 15, 2011 Bipartisan Group of Senators Supports and Encourages Congresssional "Super Committee"
Aug. 2, 2011 Tester votes for economic certainty, spending cuts
July 30, 2011 Tester: House of Representatives fails Montana again
July 29, 2011 Tester to support long-term, responsible budget plan
July 21, 2011 Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Republican Leader McConnell
July 20, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States
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