Rank: 44
Elected: 2006
Re-election: 2018
Jon Tester  -  (D) United States
US Senator - Montana US Senate
Fed Capitol
120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-2604
  • Phone: (202) 224-2644
  • Fax: (202) 224-8594
Fed District
2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101-1954
  • Phone: (406) 252-0550
  • Fax: (406) 252-7768
Bill Bill Name Summary
SB1 Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act A BILL To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. 1
SR19 A resolution relative to the death of Edward W. Brooke, III, former Unit... RESOLUTION Relative to the death of Edward W. Brooke, III, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 2 .
SB29 A bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for Stat... A BILL To repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for State regulation of marriage. 1
SR25 A resolution commemorating 50 years since the creation of the Medicare a... RESOLUTION Commemorating 50 years since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs. .
SJR5 A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Uni... JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. 1.
SR37 A resolution supporting women's reproductive health care decisions. RESOLUTION Supporting womens reproductive health care decisions. .
SB184 A bill to amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Preventi... A BILL To amend the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act to require background checks before foster care placements are ordered in tribal court proceedings, and for other purposes. 1
SB207 A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing auth... A BILL To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to use existing authorities to furnish health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to veterans who live more than 40 miles driving distance from the clos...
SB167 A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the co... A BILL To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on...
SB209 A bill to amend the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determinat... A BILL To amend the Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act of 2005, and for other purposes. 1
SR40 A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding efforts by the... RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding efforts by the United States and others to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. .
SB210 Military Spouse Job Continuity Act of 2015 A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against income tax for amounts paid by a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces for a new State license or certification required by reason of a permanent...
SR38 A resolution relative to the death of Wendell H. Ford, former United Sta... RESOLUTION Relative to the death of Wendell H. Ford, former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 2 .
SB246 A bill to establish the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commissio... A BILL To establish the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children, and for other purposes. 1
SB229 Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act ... Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2015
SB235 A bill to provide for wildfire suppression operations, and for other pur... A bill to provide for wildfire suppression operations, and for other purposes.
SB241 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the payment... A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the payment of temporary compensation to a surviving spouse of a veteran upon the death of the veteran, and for other purposes.
SB242 A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide leave to any new... A bill to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical treatment for su...
SB244 A bill to require an independent comprehensive review of the process by ... A bill to require an independent comprehensive review of the process by which the Department of Veterans Affairs assesses cognitive impairments that result from traumatic brain injury for purposes of awarding disability co...
SB170 CHAMPVA Children's Care Protection Act of 2015 A BILL To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program, and for other purposes. 1
SB172 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for certain req... A BILL To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for certain requirements relating to the immunization of veterans, and for other purposes. 1
SB171 A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage un... A BILL To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for coverage under the beneficiary travel program of the Department of Veterans Affairs of certain disabled veterans for travel in connection with certain special di...
SCR2 A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the ... CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service...
SB35 A bill to extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Ch... A BILL To extend the Federal recognition to the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and for other purposes. 1
Bill Number Motion Vote Date Vote
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 77 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/29/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 155 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/29/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 246 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/29/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 178 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/29/2015 Yea
SB1 On Passage of the Bill S. 1 1/29/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 92 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/29/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 141 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/29/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Cloture Motion S. 1 1/29/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 23 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 15 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 48 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 133 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 70 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 166 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 148 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 115 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 75 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 132 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 73 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/28/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Cloture Motion S. 1 1/26/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/26/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Cloture Motion S. 1 1/26/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/26/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Motion (Motion to Table Markey Amdt. No. 25) 1/22/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 71 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 27 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 99 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 74 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 121 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 113 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 18 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 126 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 30 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 24 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 28 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 78 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 72 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 123 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/22/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 29 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/21/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 58 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/21/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 87 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/21/2015 Yea
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 41 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/21/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 69 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/21/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 33 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/21/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 17 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/20/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 13 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/20/2015 Nay
SB1 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 3 to S.Amdt. 2 to S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline Act) 1/20/2015 Yea
SB1 On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1 1/12/2015 Yea
HB26 On the Amendment S.Amdt. 1 to H.R. 26 (Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015) 1/8/2015 Nay
HB26 On Passage of the Bill H.R. 26 1/8/2015 Yea
Role Committee
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
Detail Ranking Minority Member Senate Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
Detail Co-Chair Senate Community Pharmacy Caucus
Detail Vice Chair Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Ports-to-Plains Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Missouri River Working Group
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Aerospace Caucus
Detail Federal Committee Member Senate Committee on Appropriations
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Community Health Center Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Rural Education Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Taiwan Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Community College Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Air Force Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Reserve Components Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate National Service Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Moderate Democrats Working Group
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Friends of Scotland Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate General Aviation Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Small Brewers Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Impact Aid Coalition
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Military Family Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Air Force Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Veterans Jobs Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate Rural Health Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Senate National Guard Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional TRIO Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Recycling Caucus
Detail Federal Caucus Member International Conservation Caucus (ICC)
Detail Federal Caucus Member Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
Detail Co-Chair Congressional Fire Services Caucus
Name Title Role Description Location Address
Maia Aageson Agriculture Liaison Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 4 119 First Avenue North
Great Falls, MT. 59401
Becky Barger Assistant to the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant Capitol Office 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
James Wise Chief of Staff Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Marnee Banks Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Trecia McEvoy Director of Scheduling Scheduler Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Hannah VanHoose Legislative Aide Research Assistant / Legislative Aide Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Justin Folsom Legislative Assistant Legislative Assistant / Policy Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Kellin Clark Legislative Correspondent Legislative Correspondent Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Monica Carmean Legislative Counsel for Health and Judiciary Counsel / Legislative Counsel Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Dylan Laslovich Legislative Director Legislative Director Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Rachel Court Regional Director Field Rep District Office 1 2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT. 59101-1954
Penny Zimmerman Regional Director District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 8 122 West Towne
Glendive, MT. 59330
Alison O'Donnell Senior Economic Advisor Senior Advisor / Advisor Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Genny Beltrone Staff Assistant Staff Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Bruce Knutson State Veterans Liaison Special Assistant / Special Projects District Office 3 208 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT. 59601-3837
Nick Carter Systems Administrator Systems Administrator Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Susan Cierlitsky Administrative Director Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Luke Jackson Executive Assistant Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Vicky Stephens Field Representative Field Rep District Office 1 2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT. 59101-1954
Flannery Geoghegan Legislative Correspondent Legislative Correspondent Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Carla Lott Native American Liaison Caseworker / Constituent Liaison District Office 3 208 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT. 59601-3837
Dan Malessa Press Secretary; Deputy Communications Director Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Deborah Frandsen Regional Director; State Grants Coordinator District Director / District Chief of Staff District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Jeanne Forrester Scheduler Scheduler District Office 1 2900 4th Avenue North
Billings, MT. 59101-1954
Elliot Howard Staff Assistant Staff Assistant Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Rikki Henderson Executive Assistant; Field Representative Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Shannon Lewis Field Representative Field Rep District Office 3 208 North Montana Avenue
Helena, MT. 59601-3837
Henry Ring Legislative Correspondent Legislative Correspondent Capitol Office 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC. 20510-2604
Les Braswell Montana Press Secretary Press Secretary / Communications Director / Other Liaison District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Dayna Swanson State Director Chief of Staff / Administrative Assistant District Office 2 130 West Front Street
Missoula, MT. 59802
Cheryl Ulmer Regional Director Field Rep District Office 4 119 First Avenue North
Great Falls, MT. 59401
Robyn Madison Field Representative Field Rep District Office 4 119 First Avenue North
Great Falls, MT. 59401
Jennifer Madgic Regional Director Field Rep District Office 5 1 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT. 59715-6248
Siobhan Gilmartin Field Representative Field Rep District Office 5 1 East Main Street
Bozeman, MT. 59715-6248
Erik Nylund Field Representative Field Rep District Office 6 125 West Granite
Butte, MT. 59701-9215
Virginia Sloan Regional Director Field Rep District Office 7 14 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT. 59901
Chad Campell Field Representative Field Rep District Office 8 122 West Towne
Glendive, MT. 59330
Senator Jon Tester is third-generation Montana farmer, a proud grandfather and a former school teacher who has deep roots in hard work, responsibility and accountability.
Jon and his wife Sharla still farm the same land near the town of Big Sandy, Mont. that was homesteaded by Jon’s grandparents in 1912. Jon’s parents believed public education and family agriculture are the cornerstones of democracy—and those values had a tremendous role in shaping Jon’s leadership.
After earning a degree in music from the College of Great Falls, Jon took over the Tester farm in 1978. He also taught music at F.E. Miley Elementary and eventually was elected to the Big Sandy School Board. Fired up by the Montana Legislature’s decision to deregulate Montana’s power industry (resulting in higher power costs), Jon ran for and was elected to the Montana Senate in 1998.
In 2005, Jon’s colleagues chose him to serve as Montana Senate President. The people of Montana elected Jon to the U.S. Senate in 2006 and again in 2012.
Jon believes in holding himself accountable to the highest standards possible, and he has improved transparency at all levels of government. In fact, Jon was the first senator to post his daily public schedule online.
In the U.S. Senate, Jon is an outspoken voice for rural America. He is an advocate for small businesses who has hosted numerous Small Business Opportunity Workshops across Montana to serve thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs. He is a champion of responsible energy development, sportsmen’s issues, clean air and water, Indian nations, women’s access to care, and quality health care for all of America’s veterans—no matter where they live.
In the Senate, Jon serves on the Veterans’ Affairs, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, Banking and Appropriations Committees.
In addition to farming and teaching, Jon and Sharla for years ran a custom butcher shop. Jon still butchers his own meat and regularly hauls it to Washington with him in a carry-on suitcase.
That’s because Jon Tester has deep roots in Montana. He always will.