Tester: A vote against bipartisan budget bill is a vote against Montana
Senator to vote for bipartisan plan
(U.S. SENATE) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement regarding his plans to vote for a bipartisan budget plan:
“Montanans expect bipartisan solutions from their lawmakers, and I applaud the majority of Representatives who understand that we cannot afford an economic default.
“This isn’t the bill I would have written. But a vote against this bipartisan bill is a vote against Montana’s veterans, active-duty troops, seniors and small businesses, and Montanans deserve better. A vote against this bipartisan bill is a vote against real spending cuts.”
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation this evening, with a vote of 269 to 161. 174 Republicans supported the bill.