Sen. Jon Tester

Senator from Montana, Democrat

Tester, a Democrat, has been a senator from Montana since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2018).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Tester has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Tester is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Tester for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Jon Tester sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tester sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (31%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Native Americans (18%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Education (8%) Health (5%) Transportation and Public Works (3%) Energy (3%)

Recent Bills

Some of Tester’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Tester’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 764: Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015
Jul 7, 2016. Motion Agreed to.
Nay S. 2328: National Sea Grant College Program Amendments Act of 2015
Jun 29, 2016. Motion Agreed to.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay H.R. 2029: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016
Dec 18, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay S. 754: Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
Oct 27, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2016, Tester missed 23 of 2,994 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.8% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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