Jon Tester: Relentlessly Defending Montana Families

The organization representing the brave men and women who patrol our borders endorsed President Donald Trump and Montana Senator Jon Tester. The National Border Patrol Council trusts Jon because he’s kept his word to Montana – fighting politics in Washington to get the manpower and technology we need to secure America’s borders. As our Senator, Jon’s top priority is keeping Montanans safe. Get the facts below to learn about Jon’s record of defending Montana.

Sen. Tester SECURED $1.5 Million in Border Security Grants for Montana
In August 2018, Senator Tester secured $1.5 million in Operation Stonegarden grants for Montana communities to help secure the border, support law enforcement, and crack down on drug trafficking. [Source: Daily Inter Lake, 8/28/18]

Sen. Tester CO-SPONSORED a law to make the visa program more secure and prevent terrorists from coming into our country
Sen. Tester was a driving force behind a law to strengthen vetting under the visa program, barring individuals who traveled to Iraq and Syria within the last five years from participating in the visa waiver program. [Source: PolitiFact, 10/27/16]

Sen. Tester VOTED FOR a “Border Surge” amendment to hire new border agents, build 700 miles of border fencing, and use drone technology to monitor the border
In 2013, Jon Tester voted for a “border surge” amendment that required the full implementation of an electronic visa entry-exit tracking system at all ports of entry and would have deployed more agents and technology to the border. [Source: CBS News,  6/24/13]

Sen. Tester OPPOSES Sanctuary Cities, and voted against legislation that could have forced cuts to local law enforcement
KRTV reported that “Tester said he opposes sanctuary cities, which don’t fully cooperate with federal attempts to enforce immigration laws. However, he said he has voted against bills to ban sanctuary cities because those bills also cut funding for law enforcement or economic development for those cities.” [Source: KRTV, 6/18/18]

Who’s attacking Jon Tester on issues like securing our borders and Kate’s Law? Out-of-state groups like the NRSC, which has received 6 “Pants On Fire” ratings from PolitiFact, an independent fact-checking organization.

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