Sen. Jon Tester
Democrat • Montana • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2007
- 46 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 9 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 23 of 99)
- 169 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 37 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 73 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...
- Today: 6
- Past Seven Days: 44
- All-Time: 40,265
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2304 - Tribal Early Childhood, Education, and Related Services Integration Act of 2015Read twice and referred Nov 18, 2015 20 Views
A bill to provide for tribal demonstration projects for the integration of early childhood development, education, including Native language a...
S.2292 - Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2015Read twice and referred Nov 17, 2015 13 Views
A bill to reform laws relating to small public housing agencies, and for other purposes.
S.2274Read twice and referred Nov 10, 2015 12 Views
A bill to provide for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk Indian veterans.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.313Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 16, 2015 24 Views
A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resol...
S.2279 - Veterans Health Care Staffing Improvement ActRead twice and referred Nov 10, 2015 12 Views
A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program to increase efficiency in the recruitment and hiring by the Departm...
S.Res.307Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 05, 2015 12 Views
A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contri...
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN629: Peter William Bodde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to LibyaAye (with party)November 19, 2015
S. 1177: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2015
On the Cloture Motion S. 1177Aye (with party)November 18, 2015
S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 23Nay (with party)November 17, 2015