Tester Condemns Administration’s Decision to Limit Access to Public Information

Senator: Freedom of the Press and Open Government are Fundamental to Democracy

U.S. Senator Jon Tester issued the following statement after the Trump Administration began directing various federal agencies to stop issuing press releases, publicly posting documents, or posting on social media:

“Freedom of the press and access to our government agencies are critically important if we’re going to demand excellence from them. We need an open government, not a closed government as President Trump has proposed. Transparency is fundamental to our democracy.”