Tester's Independence Day Statement

(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement in honor of Independence Day.  Two hundred and thirty-six years ago today, America’s Founding Fathers declared independence from England:

“Independence Day is a celebration of America’s freedom.  It’s a reminder that people – and their ideas – established the United States as a nation where citizens could decide how they would be governed.

“Folks like farmers, miners, teachers, scientists and small business owners remain the lifeblood of our country.  They hold leaders accountable and keep our democracy strong.  As we celebrate our independence, it’s important to remember that their ideas keep us free and make our country the greatest in the world.”