Calling the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC decision one of the most irresponsible in history, Jon is fighting back against outside special interests that try to influence Montana's elections.
Since the days of the Copper Kings, Montana has rejected the notion that our democracy is for sale. In 2012, nearly 75 percent of Montanans voted to say that corporations should not be able to spend unlimited amounts of money trying to influence our elections.
As a result, Jon is sponsoring multiple bills to shine a light on the dark money groups that tries to influence our elections-including a Constitutional Amendment that overturns Citizens United and declares once and for all that corporations aren't people.
Jon also voluntarily files his campaign finance reports online, which increases transparency and saves taxpayers money.
Jon is following in the footsteps of the Montanans who over a century ago told corporations that our elections aren't for sale, and he will work with anyone who is willing to clean up the nation's broken campaign finance system and return our democracy to the people.
September 18, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today opposed two nominees to help lead the U.S. Treasury Department because of their central role in approving and defending the IRS’s “dark money” rule, which would eliminate a longstanding requirement that certain tax-exempt organizations must disclose the identities of big money donors.
September 10, 2019| View More
As the Internal Revenue Service today rolls out a new rule to allow special interest groups to hide their donors, U.S. Senator Jon Tester, who has led the charge to shine a light on dark money in politics, penned a letter to the Trump Administration urging the proposal be rescinded.
April 26, 2019| View More
(Big Sandy, Mont.) - Continuing his commitment to drain the swamp in Washington, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is introducing his Cleaning Up Washington's Act, a landmark piece of legislation to close the revolving door between K Street lobbyists and Capitol Hill. Tester's bill would ban former members of Congress and …
April 2, 2019| View More
(U.S. Senate) - Continuing his relentless push to shine a light on dark money in politics, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has introduced legislation to increase transparency in elections by forcing political organizations to disclose the names of their biggest donors.
March 27, 2019| View More
Tester Helps Unveil Sweeping New Legislation to Combat Dark Money, Increase Transparency in Elections
(U.S. Senate) - In his ongoing fight to clean up Washington, U.S. Senator Jon Tester has unveiled sweeping new legislation to make elections more transparent, hold elected officials accountable, and get dark money out of politics.