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Tester Calls on Senate to Pass Toxic Exposure Legislation

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester is urging his colleagues to pass the PACT Act of 2022 which would provide healthcare benefits to toxic-exposed veterans. The bill cleared the Senate’s first procedural vote 86 to 12 with a final vote expected soon. Tester says they have an opportunity to make history that’s too close ...

Sen. Tester Talks Potential Gun Reform Legislation

Thursday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will hold an emergency meeting to mark up a package of gun-control gills following the recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York along with rising gun violence nationally. Senator Jon Tester recently spoke with Newsy about how he thinks the nation should proceed.

Ag Producers Beginning To Receive Disaster Relief Fund

Following last year’s record-breaking drought there’s plenty of uncertainty heading into this year’s growing season. This week Senator Jon Tester asked Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for an update on when producers can expect to see $10 billion Federal Disaster Relief Funds passed last fall.

Montana Senators Split On Abortion Act Vote

A vote on the “Women’s Health Protection Act” which would codify legal abortion protections is expected to take place in the Senate today. Tuesday, Senator Steve Daines, founder and chair of the Pro-Life Caucus, spoke on the floor voicing his support for a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade. Also Tuesday, du...

Sen. Tester Calling For Northern Border Restrictions To End

Photo Credit: Spend A Day Touring, LLC/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Commerce in Montana’s northern communities continues to lag due in part to issues created during the pandemic for various reasons. Senator Jon Tester recently pressed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to restore pre-pandemic operations to the northern bo...

Sen. Tester Urges Congress To Address Agriculture Consolidation

Senator Jon Tester took to the Senate Floor Thursday to urge his Senate colleagues to bring his Meat Packing Special Investigator Act and the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act up for a vote. He argued both bills would defend farmers ranchers and consumers from rigged prices as a result of anti-competitive practices by corporate agric...