Tester: Amendment vote was 'a vote for all who depend on their community banks'
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Senator Jon Tester tonight released the following statement after voting against an amendment (#3989) to the Wall Street reform bill affecting fees on bankcard transactions:
"My vote against this amendment was a vote to preserve the critical role community banks have in strengthening America's small businesses and rural communities.
"My vote against this amendment was a vote for Montana consumers, families, small businesses, farmers and ranchers and all who depend on their community banks. I stand with folks on Main Street as we reform Wall Street."
The amendment was accepted by the Senate with a vote of 64-33.