Montana Senator Jon Tester, (R. in photo) re-elected in the November 2012 election, was sworn in at the U.S. Senate Thursday.

Tester was formally sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden. Sen. Tester is on the Senate Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, Indian Affairs, Banking and Appropriations Committees. He is chairman of the Economic Policy subcommittee.

Senator Tester had this to say at the start of his second term in office.