Senator Jon Tester

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Senator Jon Tester Receives ‘Guardian of Small Business Award’ for Championing Montana Small Businesses

Tester receives award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

Senator Jon Tester Secures $57 Million for Broadband in Rural Montana Communities and Indian Country

The grants, which were funded through Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations, will go to the Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative in Ravalli County, Nemont in Roosevelt and Valley Counties and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, and the Reservation Telephone Cooperative in Richland and Wibaux Counties.

Senator Jon Tester Secures $61 Million for Montana Small Businesses Through American Rescue Plan

“Montana’s economic development community is thankful for Senator Tester’s leadership in helping to secure these SSBCI funds for our state from the Treasury Department,” said Paul Tuss, Executive Director of Bear Paw Development Corporation, a five-county, two-reservation Economic Development District based in Havre. “Through a partnership with the Montana Department of Commerce, these funds will be used to help Main Street businesses start-up or expand, leading to more jobs, an expanded tax base and a more robust economy for our entire state. In northern Montana, our organization looks forward to partnering with area banks and the private sector to deploy these funds so small businesses in our rural area have the capital they need to be successful.”

After Tester Efforts, Bipartisan Bill to Outcompete China and Bring Back High-Tech American Manufacturing Jobs Passes Senate

“Applied Materials applauds Senator Tester for his support of the CHIPS and Science Act,” said Gary E. Dickerson, President and CEO, Applied Materials, Inc. “At a time when semiconductor leadership is more important than ever to the economy, this critical legislation will bolster chip manufacturing and innovation, create jobs and strengthen the semiconductor supply chain in Montana and the United States.”

Montana Senator Jon Tester Pushes for Solutions to Housing Shortages in Montana & Rural America

Doing the right thing here is important. We don’t want to exacerbate the problem; we want to make it better…Could you give me a little insight into what should be in the long-term plan that would actually result in more houses on the market?” 

Video: Montana Senator Jon Tester ‘tackles’ agriculture consolidation with Senator Cory Booker

The two Democratic senators released a video on their social media accounts Wednesday touting their efforts to increase oversight of mergers in the ag industry, which they say is driving up prices and hurting family farms.

Montana receives $30 million in transportation funding – Senator Tester’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation is Signed into Law

Senator negotiated legislation with a small, bipartisan core group of Senators; Senator secured inclusion of Montana priorities like funding for the Milk River Project, billions for Montana highways, and significant high speed internet investments

NeighborWorks Great Falls highlights ‘Owner Built Homes’ program with Sen. Jon Tester

NeighborWorks Great Falls was joined by U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) on Friday, April 15, 2022 to congratulate the latest round of families to complete NeighborWorks’ Owner Built Homes program.

Senate Passes Bipartisan Tester Legislation to Reform Postal Service

“My bipartisan legislation will put the Postal Service back on solid financial ground and ensure Montana families and businesses can depend on reliable and affordable mail delivery for years to come.”

Tester Urges State Governments to Better Coordinate with Tribal Governments to Successfully Implement Tribal Broadband Expansion from Infrastructure Bill – Broadband is Crucial

“The recommendations are to, if you don’t have relationships with your state government, to develop some of those relationships around broadband,” answered Matthew Rantanen, the National Congress of American Indians Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Technology & Telecommunications.