LATEST SENATOR TESTER
(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester today again broke through the Washington gridlock and passed another bipartisan bill through the Senate.
The Senate unanimously passed the Tester's Honoring Hometown Heroes Act, which amends the U.S. flag code to allow the Governor of a state to order the American flag to be lowered to half-staff in the event that a local first responder dies while serving in the line of duty. The Honoring Hometown Heroes Act is the tenth bill Tester has authored this year that will be sent to President Trump's desk for signature, once the House of Representatives finalizes a procedural vote.
"When folks fall into harm's way, police officers and firefighters risk their lives to keep our communities safe," Tester said. "This bipartisan bill will give our first responders who die in the line of duty to receive the recognition they deserve. I am proud that Republicans and Democrats put politics aside to pass this important bipartisan bill."
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