Sen. Jon Tester has been featured many times in The Billings Gazette for his continuous work for veterans. He has advocated for more available and comprehensive medical care for veterans, given long overdue citations and medals to older veterans who served honorably but were not recognized except through Tester's efforts.
He has been active in many aspects of improving life for all Americans in his Senate career. His co-sponsorship of the "Safe Chemicals Act" that Sen. Frank Lautenberg introduced (S.847) supports the first time in 36 years that Congress voted to update our out-of-date chemical safety laws. This bill was co-sponsored by 24 Democratic senators from across our nation, and both Tester and Sen. Baucus were co-sponsors.
Four younger members of our family have been diagnosed with cancer in the last eight years. This bill, which will hopefully be passed by the full Senate as well as the House, will regulate the chemical industry and immediately reduce exposure to the worst of the worst chemicals that build up and persist in our bodies, breast milk and the environment.
I believe that Tester's commitment to a safer environment needs to be continued and that is why I am supporting his re-election to the Senate.
Janet S. Hawk