Tester statement on agreement to reopen government, pay nation’s bills

(U.S. SENATE) – Senator Jon Tester tonight released the following statement after voting to reopen the federal government and avoid default:

“I’m relieved that common sense has finally prevailed and we are able to reopen the federal government and pay our nation’s bills. I hope that in the future we can continue to have serious conversations about our nation’s debt and deficit without a minority of members of Congress holding our nation and the economy hostage.”