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The Senate Appropriations Committee is one of the most influential committees in Congress. It ultimately decides where the government spends taxpayer money, and how much it spends.  Senator Tester brings the Montana values of accountability, responsibility and transparency to his work on the committee, balancing smart investments in our nation with the need to cut wasteful spending.

-Defense (Chairman)
-Homeland Security
-Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
-Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
-Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
-Energy and Water Development

Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Senator Tester works on legislation related to financial institutions, public and private housing, urban development and mass transit, and related matters on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.  Senator Tester brings a rural perspective to this committee to make sure that laws and policies work for small banks, credit unions, small businesses and consumers in rural America.

-Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
-Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
-National Security and International Trade and Finance

Commerce, Science, & Transportation

On the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, Senator Tester puts Montana's economy front and center as he works across the aisle to strengthen our transportation infrastructure, boost broadband and broadcasting, and fight for higher paying jobs.

- Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security
- Communications, Media, and Broadband
- Surface Transportation, Maritime, Freight, and Ports
- Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion

Indian Affairs

On the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Senator Tester works on legislation to solve problems facing American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native peoples. These issues include challenges facing Montana's seven Indian reservations such as education, land management, health care, and economic development.

Veterans' Affairs

Living up to the promises made to the heroes who served our nation in the military is Senator Tester's first priority as Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. In addition to securing better physical and mental health care for veterans and their families, this committee considers policy related to pensions, vocational training, education, and other matters.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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