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Tester committed to safer environment

2012-09-24T00:00:00Z 2012-09-24T08:42:08Z Tester committed to safer environment The Billings Gazette
September 24, 2012 12:00 am

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 Frank Lautenberg introduced (S.847) supports the first time in 36 years that Congress voted to update our out-of-date chemical safety laws.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


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  1. napoleonsolo
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    napoleonsolo - September 28, 2012 8:37 am
    Uh....Newt...good point. But I was referring to the latest "War on Coal", unrealistic EPA regulations, carbon credits, and the like, on a national basis, through which Senators Baucus and Tester have hurt the power industry. Deregulation was, indeed, unfortunate and raised our electric bills. Many saw that as a rescue effort to make power generation more viable for the producers. Many saw that as a pay-off by the Republicans, et al, to greedy corporate power producers. That debate still rages on.
  2. newt
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    newt - September 27, 2012 7:26 am
    Uh...I think we can thank REPUBPLICAN deregulation for past skyrocketing electric bills in Montana
  3. napoleonsolo
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    napoleonsolo - September 25, 2012 6:46 am
    @ Janet Hawk - You can thank Senators Baucus and Testor as your electric bills skyrocket in the near future...if power is even available.
  4. Jus Wundrin
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    Jus Wundrin - September 24, 2012 10:03 pm
    tester had the opportunity to vote to cut aid to Pakistan until the release of the doctor who helped U.S. find bin Laden, but he failed.....along with the baccus.\09\23\story_23-9-2012_pg1_2#.UF5itrqAwiI.twitter

    Sad, that doctor will probably suffer a painful death. Please forgive us.

    Will that lead to a safer environment janet?

    jus wundrin
  5. WatchingU
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    WatchingU - September 24, 2012 7:34 am
    Of course a social worker is for Obama.
    This country is six trillion in debt as well as many other enormous problems and this person is concerned about perceived out-of-date chemical safety laws.
    Why have you not expressed Rehberg's stance on these issues?
  6. 2012
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    2012 - September 24, 2012 6:16 am
    Rehberg sponsored SHAD for veterans, and has given numerous medals to veterans. The difference is, Rehberg doesn't use Veterans for cheap photo ops, then ignore them Tester supported the Presidents budget that cuts veterans healthcare and raises the costs of TriCare tremendously on Veterans. Tester opposes an anti flag burning amendment also that veterans are trying to pass. Rehberg has co-sponsored it from the get go, as has Max. Tester speaks out of both sides of his mouth. Rehberg has always supported environmentally safe energy solutions, but he doesn't pick and choose which one should succeed in the open market. If they fail, something else will fill the spot. Tester is always picking and choosing which ones should succeed or fail because he is soooo much smarter than everyone else.

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