Senator Jon Tester

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Bipartisan Tester Bill to Bolster Rural Broadband Workforce Advances

“My bipartisan legislation will not only help folks in rural and frontier communities obtain the skills they need to get good-paying jobs close to home but will also help expand rural broadband at a moment when it’s never been more important to ensuring frontier communities can succeed in a 21st century economy,” said Tester. “Getting this legislation through Committee is a strong first step, but I’m not going to stop pushing until this bill lands on the President’s desk and is signed into law.”

Tester Introduces Landmark Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act to Protect Public Lands, Strengthen Montana’s Outdoor Economy

“This bill is a shining example of what can happen when folks come together to build commonsense legislation from the ground up, and it will help protect some of our most treasured public lands, create jobs, strengthen our economy, and secure Montana’s outdoor heritage for our kids and our grandkids.”

Montana Senator Jon Tester Leads Bipartisan Bill to End Warrantless Seizure of Americans’ Personal Data

“Montanans expect their privacy to be protected, but right now law enforcement and intelligence agencies can simply ignore the Bill of Rights and use loopholes to avoid having to get a warrant,” Tester said. “This bill closes those loopholes

At Infrastructure Bill Hearing, Tester Calls for Expanded Broadband, Workforce Housing in Rural America

Senator pushes for action to improve access to and affordability of critical 21st century infrastructure

Tester Secures More Than $32 Million for the Montana Public Health Laboratory

Funds will support lab capacity for the prevention and control of infectious diseases, including COVID-19

Tester Secures Commitment from Treasury Secretary that American Rescue Plan’s $340 Million Meant for Montana Municipalities Can’t be Skimmed Off the Top by States

Senator fought to secure direct funding for Montana cities, towns, and counties in American Rescue Plan, was only member of Montana delegation to vote in favor

Tester Statement on COVID Package with Vaccine Funding, Relief for Montana Workers and Small Businesses Becoming Law

“This targeted package will make sure every Montanan who wants a vaccine can get one—getting folks back to work faster, fully reopening schools sooner, and reviving Montana’s economy as quickly as possible.”

Tester gets $166 million for Amtrak. Highline daily service to return in 90 days

Service along Amtrak’s Empire Builder long-distance passenger line, which serves 12 communities along Montana’s Hi-Line, was cut from seven-days a week to just three last October

Senate Passes Tester Bill to Restore Full Amtrak Service, Employees to Hi-Line

Senator Tester is only member of Montana’s congressional delegation to vote for the bill

Senator Tester Secures $20 Billion for Vaccine Distribution in COVID Relief Package, Millions for Montana Workers and Small Businesses

Investments will significantly ramp up production, procurement and distribution of vaccines, allow for Montana’s economy to reopen faster