Sen. Jon Tester
Democrat • Montana • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2007
- 22 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 11 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
- 63 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 51 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 100)
Born in 1956 near the town of Big Sandy, MT, where he now lives, Tester graduated from the University of Great Falls with a degree in music. He worked as a music teacher after graduation. Tester, a third generation farmer, runs an organic farm; he and wife went organic in the 1980s after they realized they could make more money while avoiding the sicknesses that they got from the pesticides.http://www.newwest.net/index.php/main/article/the_good_guy_running_for_us_senate/ As a boy Tester lost parts of three fingers on his left hand in a meat grinding accident.
In 1998, he successfully ran for Montana State Senate, and in 2005 was named Senate President. In Montana, State Senators are term-limited after two four-year terms. In 2005, at the end of his second term, Tester decided to run for the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Sen. Conrad Burns. He and his wife Sharla have two children. http://www.testerforsenate.com/about Read More...
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- Past Seven Days: 35
- All-Time: 38,766
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1025Read twice and referred Apr 21, 2015 6 Views
A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to clarify when certain academic assessments shall be administered.
S.895 - Servicemember and Veteran Protection Act of 2015Read twice and referred Mar 27, 2015 14 Views
A bill to allow members of the Armed Forces to defer principal on Federal student loans for a certain period in connection with receipt of ord...
S.865 - Ruth Moore Act of 2015Read twice and referred Mar 25, 2015 7 Views
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1085Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 3 Views
A bill to expand eligibility for the program of comprehensive assistance for family caregivers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to expan...
S.1057Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Apr 22, 2015 6 Views
A bill to promote geothermal energy, and for other purposes.
S.1012Read twice and referred Apr 20, 2015 23 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen the earned income tax credit and make permanent certain tax provisions under t...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
On the Cloture Motion PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
S. 178: Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill S. 178Aye (with party)April 22, 2015