Tester Statement on Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

(U.S. Senate) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement after President Trump delivered his joint address to Congress:

“I look forward to working with President Trump to empower middle class families, to invest responsibly in our infrastructure, and to keep our country safe. But Montanans know there is no such thing as a free lunch and I was concerned the President did not present a plan to get our spiraling debt under control or address the dangerous meddling of Russia in our democracy. I will work with the President to deliver on our shared goals of honoring our veterans, buying American goods, and draining the swamp of Washington. And I will hold him accountable to ensure his priorities align with Montana’s priorities. The President’s failure to mention two of our biggest industries-agriculture and our outdoor economy-is a firm reminder that we must provide an important check and balance on this administration to keep Montana on his mind.”

Tester hosted Crow Tribal Chairman, A.J. Not Afraid, as his honored guest for the President’s address.