Sen. Jon Tester

Senator from Montana, Democrat

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


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship 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)

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 (34%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Native Americans (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (10%) Education (7%) Health (5%) Energy (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 2007 to Jun 2016, Tester missed 23 of 2,952 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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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