For Jon Tester, Another Weekend of Hard Work

Jon Tester had another full weekend in Montana, where he listened to and addressed issues important to women, hunters and anglers, veterans and hundreds of campaign supporters.

Planned Parenthood Town Hall – Bozeman

On Friday, Tester joined Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards and Stacy James, the president of of Planned Parenthood Montana, for a public town hall meeting in Bozeman. They took questions and heard concerns from a standing-room only crowd. Many who attended said their rights have come under attack by Congressman Dennis Rehberg and his party bosses in Washington D.C.

Sportsmen’s Advisory Panel – Bozeman

Also Friday, just days after being named the “Legislator of the Year” by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Tester hosted his third meeting with his Montana-based Sportsmen’s Advisory Panel. The wide-ranging group joined Tester in Bozeman to speak about ways to protect the freedoms and liberties of Montana’s hunters and anglers.

Veterans’ Hearing – Billings


Jon heard moving testimony from veterans in Billings when he hosted a Senate field hearing Saturday about the need to improve health care services from the VA and expand access to rural Montanans. A full room of veterans listened as one witness made the case for improved access by telling the story of a five day journey from Plentywood to Miles City to Billings to Helena to get a basic x-ray of his wrist.

See a gallery of the hearing from the Billings Gazette here.

Truman Dinner – Billings

Tester closed out his weekend by firing up 400 supporters at the Yellowstone County Democrats’ annual Truman Dinner in Billings. See photos on Facebook. After he was greeted with a standing ovation, Tester compared his record of responsible decisions and holding himself accountable to Montana to that of Congressman Dennis Rehberg–who sued the City of Billings Fire Department after a wildfire burned through Rehberg’s Billings subdivision.