Sen. Jon Tester Discusses What Senate is Working On

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by Charlie Misra

U.S. Senator Jon Tester was the featured speaker at Home Town Helena Thursday morning where he discussed the many issues facing senators in Washington D.C.

Tester talked about several topics, including illegal coordination between candidates and independent groups.

“We don’t have much transparency in our system right now. We do have a lot of dark money flowing in. It’s gonna be the same thing in 2014 as it was in 2012. I believe in transparency in government. And I think elections are a part of that government. And there ought to be transparency in where the money comes from.”

Tester says there is an interest to create amendments to the Affordable Care Act.

He’s working with a group of democrats to come up with ideas to improve the new law.

But he’s not sure how quickly the process will go.

“A lot of this election coming up, folks have designs about making it about the Affordable Health Care Act. So I don’t think there’s going to be any possibility of amending it this next year. We’ll put forth ideas. And hopefully we can get some folks to go along with it, but we’ll see.”

Tester also says the Farm Bill should pass soon.

He says it would save about $20 billion.