Infrastructure & Technology
Jon's #ConnectMT Initiative will connect Montanans—both in person and online—through 21st Century technology and infrastructure. His plan will expand Montana's access to reliable internet, responsibly invest in roads, bridges, airports, guarantee that rural calls can be completed, and strengthen local broadcasting.
Jon believes that strong infrastructure can help businesses create jobs, allow students to reach their full potential, and spur growth among local economies across Montana.
Jon understands that for Montana businesses to succeed in the modern economy, they need access to the latest technology so they can sell their world-class products across the globe.
Using his seat on the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, Jon has successfully secured grant funding for Montana airports, transportation projects, broadband, and water systems.
September 19, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured millions for Montana’s transportation infrastructure priorities as part of the bipartisan 2020 Transportation and Housing Appropriations bill. The legislation includes a large boost in funding for Amtrak, as well as $3.8 billion for Airport Improvement Program grants.
September 12, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured millions for Montana’s defense installations and national security research programs, as well …
September 11, 2019| View More
On Pay for TSA Agents at Montana’s Small Airports, Tester Presses Agency: ‘We’ve got a problem Mission Control, and we need to fix it’
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today pressed Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Acting Deputy Administrator Patricia F.S. Cogswell on what the Administration is doing to increase pay for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) and other TSA staff at small airports in Montana and across the country:
September 10, 2019| View More
On Trump Administration Plan to Address Affordable Housing, Tester asks Treasury Secretary: ‘How much input did you get from rural America?’
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today grilled U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a Senate Banking Committee hearing over the Trump Administration’s plan to address the ongoing affordable housing crisis and whether it would provide relief for communities in Montana and across rural America:
September 9, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced more than $9 million has been awarded to help Montana floodplain managers map and prepare for potential flooding each spring.