US Congress Senator Jon Tester [D]

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USSB760EnrollSupport for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Labor to revise its registered apprenticeship programs to include additional program requirements for increasing the access of veterans and their survi...
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2020-03-26
Signed by President.
USSB1822PassBroadband DATA Act Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change the way broadband data is collected, verified, and reported. Specifically, the FCC must colle...
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2020-03-23
Became Public Law No: 116-130.
USSB3569IntroA bill to help small business broadband providers keep customers connected.
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2020-03-23
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB3570IntroA bill to provide for the expedited procurement of equipment needed to combat COVID-19 under the Defense Production Act of 1950.
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2020-03-23
To Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
USSB3503PassA bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the same manner as programs of education pursued at educational inst...
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2020-03-21
Became Public Law No: 116-128.
USSB3559IntroA bill to provide emergency financial assistance to rural health care facilities and providers impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
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2020-03-21
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3552IntroA bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to provide payments to cattle producers to offset losses due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and for other purposes.
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2020-03-20
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB3551IntroA bill to help small businesses access capital and create jobs by reauthorizing the successful State Small Business Credit Initiative.
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2020-03-20
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB3543IntroA bill to amend the public service loan forgiveness program under the Higher Education Act of 1965 to waive the requirement that a borrower make a monthly payment during a month for which there is a qualifying emergency in the State in which the borr...
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2020-03-19
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3544IntroA bill to assist older Americans and people with disabilities affected by COVID-19.
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2020-03-19
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB3519IntroA bill to authorize the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to subsidize payments on loans guaranteed under the 7(a) and 504 loan programs or made using funds under the microloan program, and for other purposes.
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2020-03-18
To Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee
USSB227EngrossSavanna's Act This bill directs the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols to address missing and murdered Native Americans. The bill requires DOJ to take the following actions: provide traini...
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2020-03-12
Held at the desk.
USSB982EngrossNot Invisible Act of 2019
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2020-03-12
Held at the desk.
USSB3499IntroA bill to amend coverage requirements to ensure that no person incurs cost sharing when receiving a test to confirm a COVID-19 infection.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3497IntroPandemic Unemployment Assistance Act
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2020-03-12
To Senate Finance Committee
USSJR56IntroA joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability". This joint resolution nullifi...
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2020-03-11
Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent.
USSB3444IntroFair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2020 This bill provides a presumption of service-connection for Parkinsonism, bladder cancer, hypertension, and hypothyroidism for veterans exposed to certain herbicide agents while serving in Vietnam. Under a pr...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3446IntroExpedite Agent Orange Coverage Act of 2020
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2020-03-11
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSR540IntroA resolution recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni to the lives of the people of the United States. This resolution encourages (1) the people of the United States to join in a national effort to salute AmeriCorps members and ...
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2020-03-11
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S1707; text: CR S1706)
USSB3450IntroA bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the same manner as programs of education pursued at educational inst...
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2020-03-11
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3422IntroGreat American Outdoors Act
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2020-03-10
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 438.
USSB2321EngrossNegro Leagues Baseball Centennial Commemorative Coin Act This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue up to 50,000 $5 gold coins, 400,000 $1 silver coins, and 750,000 half-dollar clad coins in commemoration of the 100th annivers...
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2020-03-09
Held at the desk.
USSB1757EngrossUnited States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act This bill directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to arrange for the award of a single gold medal to the U.S. Arm...
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2020-03-09
To House Financial Services Committee
USSB3414EngrossMajor Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2020 This bill authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to carry out specified major medical facility projects during FY2020. The bill also indicates the maximum amount that can be spent on each projec...
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2020-03-09
To House Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB3419IntroSALE Act of 2020 Securing All Livestock Equitably Act of 2020
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2020-03-09
To Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, And Forestry Committee
USSB3399IntroFCHIP Extension Act Frontier Community Health Integration Project Extension Act This bill reauthorizes the Frontier Community Health Integration Project (FCHIP) through August 1, 2024. (FCHIP is a demonstration project that aims to improve access to,...
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2020-03-05
To Senate Finance Committee
USSB2891IntroTribal Wildlife Corridors Act of 2019
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2020-03-04
Committee on Indian Affairs. Hearings held.
USSR527IntroA resolution recognizing the longstanding partnership between the United States and Australia to share critical firefighting resources during times of crisis.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Foreign Relations Committee
USSB3393IntroA bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for concurrent receipt of veterans' disability compensation and retired pay for disability retirees with fewer than 20 years of service and a combat-related disability, and for other purposes.
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2020-03-04
To Senate Armed Services Committee
USSB3339IntroRestoring Military Priorities Act of 2020
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2020-02-27
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 431.
USSR508IntroA resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of the historic seating of Hiram Rhodes Revels as the first African American United States Senator. This resolution commemorates the 150th anniversary of the historic seating of Hiram Rhodes Revels, Se...
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2020-02-27
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S1175-1176; text: CR S1226)
USSR518IntroA resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of Disabled American Veterans. This resolution recognizes and honors the contributions of Disabled American Veterans to veterans both with and without disabilities.
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2020-02-27
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR 1236; text: CR S1232-1233)
USSB3355IntroTelecommunications Skilled Workforce Act
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2020-02-27
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSR521IntroA resolution designating the week of February 24 through February 28, 2020, as "Public Schools Week".
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2020-02-27
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S1236; text: CR S1233-1234)
USSB3350IntroState Veterans Home Inspection Simplification Act
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2020-02-27
To Senate Finance Committee
USSR516IntroA resolution celebrating Black History Month. This resolution recognizes Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on U.S. history and to commemorate the contributions of African Americans. It calls for the United States to (1) honor the contr...
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2020-02-27
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S1236; text: CR S1231-1232)
USSR507IntroA resolution supporting Minor League Baseball.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
USSB1081IntroLand and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act This bill makes permanent, beginning in FY2020, funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The President shall annually submit to Congress specified details regarding the allocation...
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2020-02-25
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 429.
USSB3333IntroHuman Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act of 2020
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2020-02-25
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB490EngrossB-47 Ridge Designation Act This bill designates the mountain ridge that runs south and west of Emigrant Peak in the Absaroka Range in Montana, which is where an Air Force B-47 strategic bomber crashed while on a training mission in 1962, as the "B-47...
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2020-02-18
To House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
USSB2336IntroDepartment of Veterans Affairs Information Technology Reform Act of 2019
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2020-02-13
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 423.
USSB3307IntroHuman Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Training Act of 2020
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2020-02-13
To Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
USSB3282IntroProtecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2020 This bill applies certain small business subcontracting limitations to contracts that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awards to a small business concern owned and controlled by a vete...
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2020-02-12
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB512IntroSeniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2019 This bill directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to establish an office within the Bureau of Consumer Protection to advise the FTC on the prevention of fraud targeting seniors and to assist the FTC in monitori...
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2020-02-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 418.
USSR491IntroA resolution designating the week beginning February 2, 2020, as "National Tribal Colleges and University Week". This resolution designates the week beginning on February 2, 2020, as National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week.
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2020-02-11
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote. (text: 02/05/2020 CR S943-944)
USSB3266IntroGuard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2020
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2020-02-11
To Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
USSB2750IntroOperation Stonegarden Authorization Act
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2020-02-04
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 410.
USSB524IntroDepartment of Veterans Affairs Tribal Advisory Committee Act of 2019 This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs to advise the VA on matters relating to Native American tr...
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2020-01-29
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
USSB785IntroCommander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act of 2019
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2020-01-29
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
USSR486IntroA resolution supporting the observation of National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month during the period beginning on January 1, 2020, and ending on February 1, 2020, to raise awareness of, and opposition to, human trafficking and modern...
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2020-01-28
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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