Economy & Jobs
Jon has a common sense, made-in-Montana plan to strengthen the state's economy and create good-paying jobs for folks across the Big Sky Country.
Jon's #EmployMT plan will open new markets to Montana businesses, pave the way for innovation at our colleges and universities, invest in our state's workforce, and responsibly develop Montana's natural resources.
Another fundamental part of Jon's plan is cutting regulations to ensure Montana's businesses have access to capital so they can continue to grow and create jobs.
Jon is also fighting to strengthen our outdoor economy, which has been a huge area for job growth over the last decade and currently sustains more than 70,000 jobs throughout our state each year.
And, as part of his #Montennials initiative, Jon is pushing to improve economic prospect for Montana's young folks, so they can start their own careers in the Treasure State.
Additionally, Jon has hosted over a dozen Small Business Opportunity Workshops across the state to connect entrepreneurs with resources to start and grow their operations.
January 16, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today welcomed the passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the new North American free trade pact. It passed the Senate 89-10.
January 15, 2020| View More
U.S. Senators Jon Tester, Steve Daines, and Representative Greg Gianforte today congratulated Helena area high schooler Kadyn Craigle on his appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy.
December 19, 2019| View More
Tester Delivers Big Wins for Montana Law Enforcement, Education, Infrastructure, Public Lands in Government Funding Bills
U.S. Senator Jon Tester used his seat as a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee to deliver a number of big wins for Montana as part of a package of bills to fund the government that cleared the U.S. Senate today. Tester is the only member of the Montana …
December 17, 2019| View More
The U.S. Senate today passed key defense priorities championed by U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) as a part of the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law, delivering critical support for Montana’s military installations, servicemembers, and …
December 6, 2019| View More
U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced legislation this week requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to systematically track victims, scammers, and trends to proactively protect veterans and survivors across the country from predatory pension poachers.