Senator Jon Tester

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Senator Tester says small communities should “reach out” and start planning infrastructure projects

“This money is going to flow through traditional mechanisms they’ve been using forever. So, I would get in contact with the folks with the Revolving Water Fund if you’ve got sewer and water needs. I’d get in contact with the Montana Department of Transportation if you’ve got highway and bridge needs. And just go down the list. And the end results going to be pretty good projects. And the reason is because this bill’s going to be over five years.” – Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT)

Senator Tester Secures Nearly $1.7 Million for Rural Montana Housing & Economic Development

Funding to improve access to housing, Tribal Colleges, and economic development

Sen. Tester lauds signing of $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

“If we don’t make basic investments in infrastructure and education, we can’t compete,” he told Montana reporters about four hours before the signing. “So, this investment is very, very important and it’s very, very gratifying.”

Senator Jon Tester Secures $1 Million for Montana Economic Development Through American Rescue Plan

“As Montana continues to rebound from this pandemic, it’s critical that we address the economic gaps exposed by COVID-19,” said Tester.

Senator Jon Tester Statement on Rescue Plan Funding for Montana Schools

Tester was the only member of Montana’s Congressional delegation to vote in favor of the American Rescue Plan, which provided this funding.

Senator Tester Secures More Than $850,000 in Rescue Plan Funding to Help Montana Students Access High-Speed Internet

“Far too many students across Montana still lack access to reliable broadband services and connected devices, which is why I am proud to have secured this funding to help get more Montana families online.”

Approximately $2.82 Billion for Montana Roads and Highways in Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation, Tester Announces

Legislation also includes roughly $144 million for Montana airports, $225 million for Montana bridges

BREAKING: Following Tester Push, OMB Abandons Plan to Change City Size Designation for Great Falls, Missoula, Bozeman

Senator led charge to prevent shortsighted proposal that would have jeopardized critical funding for Great Falls, Missoula, and Bozeman

Senator Tester takes a swing at Montana’s frontier physician shortage

Senate bill aims to help rural hospitals afford residency programs and retain new doctors.

Montana Senator Jon Tester’s Bill Aims to Address Critical Doctor Shortage in Montana

Tester’s Rural Physician Workforce Production Act strengthens partnerships between medical schools and rural hospitals, recruits new residents to frontier communities