Senator Jon Tester released the following statement in response to the bipartisan deal to avoid the "Fiscal Cliff:"
"This deal is far from perfect, but it provides the tax relief Montanans deserve while preventing irresponsible cuts that would hurt our kids and seniors. This deal is not the big, long-term, bipartisan solution to cut our debt that the American people expect from Congress. I'll keep working on a responsible plan to cut our debt without jeopardizing our economy."
Tester early Tuesday voted to pass the bipartisan compromise, which now goes to the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote.