Jon believes strongly in protecting Montanans' right to bear arms and right to privacy. He has voted to protect Americans against all forms of federal government overreach that violate these precious Constitutional freedoms.
As a gun owner, Jon has voted against legislation that would violate Montanans' Second Amendment rights and hinder the ability of law-abiding citizens to purchase and own a gun.
Jon also fought hard to repeal the most intrusive aspects of the PATRIOT Act, which he believes violate Montanans' right to privacy, while pushing back against those who try to undermine the Fourth Amendment.
Jon has also introduced legislation to expand civil liberties for law-abiding Americans and has opposed efforts to allow Internet Service Providers to collect and sell people's private web browsing histories.
July 1, 2020| View More
Tester Presses Indian Health Service Director to Strengthen the COVID-19 Response in Indian Country as Administration Works to Dismantle Health Care System
As part of his fight to ensure that Native American communities across Montana have the tools they need to address the rising rate of COVID-19 cases, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today grilled the top Indian Health Service (IHS) official on the agency’s efforts to tackle the disproportionate impacts of the …
June 30, 2020| View More
Tester & Colleagues to Trump Administration: Don’t Rip Away Health Care for Millions During Public Health Crisis
As the Trump Administration moves full-steam ahead to dismantle the health care law that provides coverage for millions of Americans, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced a resolution with 46 colleagues putting in the official Senate record their condemnation of that “reckless” effort and demanding the Department of Justice (DOJ) …
June 25, 2020| View More
U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) introduced the Forgotten Vietnam Veterans Act to expand wartime benefits to veterans who served in the Vietnam War and have been ineligible for assistance because of differences between the war era dates at the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department …
June 24, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester continued his years-long push to ratify the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ (CSKT) Water Compact today at a historic Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on the bill, calling it a moment decades in the making and urging Congress to support the legislation.
June 20, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement on the Trump Justice Department’s attempted removal of U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman: