Jon Tester Montana Politics

The Difference Between Senator Tester and Would-be Senator Rehberg Couldn’t Be More Clear

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While Representative Rehberg is content to pass legislation naming post offices and propose bills which would allow lead in children’s toys, Senator Tester is working for veterans.  Most recently, the Senate and House unanimously voted for his measure to help veterans find work, the Vow to Hire Heroes Act, which

  • ensures that military experience counts for veterans who wish to become civilian truck drivers, paramedics or health providers, mechanics or engineers;
  • provides tax incentives for companies that hire veterans – particularly those who have been unemployed for long periods of time;
  • makes the Transition Assistance Program mandatory for most service members transitioning to civilian status;
  • expands educational and training opportunities for older veterans.

One candiate is a political leader, the other simply a politician, far more interested in grandstanding than legislating.

 

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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