Jon Tester

Debbie Stabenow

U.S. JON TESTER

D-MONTANA

SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN 2018

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VOTING RECORD: Project Vote SmartGovTrack

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 8/21/1956

EDUCATION: University of Great Falls (B.A.)

OCCUPATION: Organic Farmer

FAMILY: Married, 2 Children

RELIGION: Church of God (Anderson)

CAREER:

  • 2007-Present: U.S. Senator from Montana
  • 1999-2006: Montana State Senate
  • 1983-1992: Big Sandy School Board

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Committee on Appropriations
  • Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • Committee on Veterans' Affairs

ELECTED: 2006

 

ISRAEL


  • Supports unshakable bond with Israel
  • Cosponsored a resolution expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment to the welfare, security, and survival of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure border
  • Introduced a resolution to strengthen U.S.-Israel economic relationship
  • Supports funding for Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System

CHOICE


 

  • Sponsored resolutions to ensure access to safe and legal abortion
  • Sponsored a bill to ensure access to contraceptives
  • Supports stem cell research
  • Cosponsored Women's Health Protection Act
  • Supported increased funding for women’s health services, which includes Title X family planning programs

In His Own Words


“Jon also believes that no one should stand between a woman and her doctor. That's why he has continuously supported a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, Title X family planning programs, and Planned Parenthood funding.” 1 

SOURCES: (1) www.tester.senate.gov

 

Interesting Facts


Before his election to the Senate, Tester had never lived more than two hours away from his north-central Montana farm.