7 Facts About Jon Tester

1. In 2016, Jon Tester voted against a Democrat-sponsored proposal that would have required background checks for purchases at gun shows and for purchases of guns online nationwide.

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2. In December 2010, Jon Tester voted against the DREAM Act, which would have created a pathway to citizenship for the foreign-born children of illegal immigrants.

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3. In 2018, Jon Tester became one of the few Democrats in the Senate supporting a bill that would relax "key banking regulations".

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4. In January 2018, Jon Tester was the only Democratic Senator from a Republican-leaning state to oppose a stopgap funding measure to end a three-day government shutdown and reopen the federal government.

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5. In 2011, Jon Tester was one of two Democratic Senators to filibuster the American Jobs Act.

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6. On December 18, 2010, Jon Tester voted in favor of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010.

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7. In 2005, Jon Tester was elected president of the Montana Senate, the chief presiding officer of the Montana Legislature's upper chamber.

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