Sen. Jon Tester
Democrat • Montana • 2nd Term • Sworn In 2007
- 38 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 11 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 100)
- 133 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 36 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 59 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: 10
- Past Seven Days: 59
- All-Time: 39,747
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1928 - Native Educator Support and Training ActRead twice and referred Aug 04, 2015 2 Views
A bill to support the education of Indian children.
S.1912 - Native American Voting Rights Act of 2015Read twice and referred Jul 30, 2015 10 Views
A bill to protect the rights of Indian and Native Alaskan voters.
S.1745 - Extracurricular Programs for Indian Children Act of 2015Read twice and referred Jul 09, 2015 1 Views
A bill to provide grants to eligible entities to develop and maintain or improve and expand before school, afterschool, and summer school prog...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.246Referred to the Committee Aug 05, 2015 28 Views
A resolution commemorating 80 years since the creation of Social Security.
S.1925Read twice and referred Aug 04, 2015 6 Views
A bill to extend the secure rural schools and community self-determination program and to make permanent the payment in lieu of taxes program ...
S.1931Read twice and referred Aug 04, 2015 2 Views
A bill to reaffirm that certain land has been taken into trust for the benefit of certain Indian tribes.
Recent Voting History
S. 1881: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1881Nay (with party)August 03, 2015
H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236Aye (with party)July 30, 2015
H.R. 22: Transportation Funding Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 22Aye (with party)July 30, 2015