Last week, Leah and Reuven Escott hosted a NORPAC pro-Israel meeting in support of Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) at their Bergenfield home.
Mr. Tester is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which decides on the allocation of government funds, including those to Israel, and of the Banking Committee, which oversees sanctions legislation as well as BDS-related bills. He is a co-sponsor of the Combating BDS Act of 2017, which protects states that divest from pro-BDS companies from being sued.
In 2016, Mr. Tester, along with Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Chris Coons (D-DE), introduced S. Res. 383, bipartisan legislation to recognize the economic accomplishments of the U.S.-Israel economic partnership and support new agreements for collaboration across a variety of sectors within the technology sphere.
Mr. Tester is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate and will run for re-election this year. His primary election is in June.