Senator Jon Tester

DETAILS: Senator Jon Tester
(1956 - ) Montana
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
  • Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security
  • Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Department of Defense
  • Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
  • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
  • Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet
  • Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
  • Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
  • MT Senate
    (2007- present)
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Senator Jon Tester received from National Multifamily Housing Council: $27.5k, American Trucking Assns: $25k, National Assn of Realtors: $19k, plus $73.5k from others on Climate Change
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ISSUES: Senator Jon Tester

FOR

Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.311 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136), 9 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4653 A bill to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 43. Record Vote Number: 200. (CR S6015), 2 months ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


FOR

Military

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Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.68 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 44. Record Vote Number: 84., 7 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4049 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Held at the desk., 3 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


FOR

Environmental Regulation

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There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1158 To authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-93., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.J.RES.76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".
  • The Chair announced that the bill and accompanying veto message were referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. The Chair directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the action of the House., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.56 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".
  • Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent., 8 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4049 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Held at the desk., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4653 A bill to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 43. Record Vote Number: 200. (CR S6015), 2 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source


FOR

Census

The Census is a major talking point because it is being held the same year as an election. There were concerns that a question about citizenship would make immigrants reluctant to turn in their census forms, which would potentially reduce seats for immigrant heavy states. source

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR Democrats

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.


AGAINST

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisory information from the World Health Organization: http://who.int/emergencies

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

AGAINST Democrats


AGAINST

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisory information from the World Health Organization: http://who.int/emergencies

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

AGAINST Democrats


FOR

Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.311 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136), 9 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4653 A bill to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 43. Record Vote Number: 200. (CR S6015), 2 months ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


FOR

Military

$
Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.68 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 44. Record Vote Number: 84., 7 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4049 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Held at the desk., 3 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


FOR

Environmental Regulation

$
There is growing awareness of the importance of taking care of our planet for future generations. The two parties primarily differ in where they focus their efforts and who they believe should regulate efforts.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.1158 To authorize cyber incident response teams at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-93., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.J.RES.76 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".
  • The Chair announced that the bill and accompanying veto message were referred to the Committee on Education and Labor. The Chair directed the Clerk to notify the Senate of the action of the House., 5 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.56 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".
  • Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent., 8 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.3055 Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-69., 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4049 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Held at the desk., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4653 A bill to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 43. Record Vote Number: 200. (CR S6015), 2 months ago
See Voting »
NEWS:

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans support the care and sustainability of our environment. Their focus is putting that regulating power into the hands of the states instead of the federal government and EPA. They also support all forms of clean energy use- including coal and natural gas. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support strengthening of the EPA and federal legislation. They also focus on proactive measures to aggressively change how we affect and interact with our environment in ten years or less. source source


FOR

Census

The Census is a major talking point because it is being held the same year as an election. There were concerns that a question about citizenship would make immigrants reluctant to turn in their census forms, which would potentially reduce seats for immigrant heavy states. source

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

FOR Democrats

The Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-4 decision that the U.S. government cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • American Hospital Assn
    • $378.1k
    • American Assn of Nurse Anesthetists
    • $65.5k
    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • $37.5k
    • American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO
    • $36k
    • Comcast Corporation
    • $30.5k
    • National Community Pharmacists Assn
    • $30k
    • JPMORGAN CHASE HOLDINGS LLC
    • $28.5k
    • KPMG LLP
    • $28.5k
    • National Multifamily Housing Council
    • $27.5k
    • UPS (UNITED PARCEL SERVICE)
    • $26k
Based on the July 2020 report , next report due January 2021
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