Infrastructure & Technology
Connecting the Last Best Place to the rest of the country and the world requires strong, reliable, and up-to-date infrastructure and technology. Investments in roads, bridges, and airports ensure that Montana’s communities remain safely linked. Access to reliable internet and television broadcasts ensures Montana businesses can succeed in a modern economy, and gives folks the opportunity to connect across the state and beyond. As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology, Jon is leading the charge in providing rural America with access to the same technology and resources given to urban areas.
Jon is backing the Broadband DATA Act, which expands rural broadband coverage by directing the Federal Communications Commission to build more accurate broadband coverage maps. In order to reinstate Net Neutrality, Jon is a cosponsor of the Save the Internet Act of 2019, ensuring rural communities remain competitive when selling products online. And to make sure rural America isn’t left behind, Jon is fighting to make sure Montana and other rural communities are at the forefront of consideration in the race to develop a nationwide 5G wireless network.
April 13, 2021| View More
Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Chairman Jon Tester convened a hearing with Department of Defense (DoD) leaders to discuss the agency's innovation and research work and assess how the Pentagon is keeping up with the international community in military technology development. This was Tester's first hearing as Chair of the …
April 8, 2021| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has approved an air right of way for the construction of a tram over I-15 that would take passengers from Butte to the Our Lady of the Rockies statue, clearing the largest hurdle in its production and paving …
April 8, 2021| View More
Tester Secures More Than $15 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Affordable Housing Across Montana
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Montana will receive more than $15 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding made available by the American Rescue Plan to support affordable housing construction, purchasing, or rehabilitation for low- and very-low income families.
March 26, 2021| View More
Building on his efforts to make Montana roads and highways safer and more efficient, U.S. Senator Jon Tester and colleague Senator Deb Fischer (R-Nebr.) are teaming up to reintroduce two bipartisan bills improving safety at rural train crossings and addressing instances of blocked highway-railroad crossings across the U.S.
March 18, 2021| View More
HUD Releases Delayed Report on Homeless Veterans After Push from Senate, House Veterans’ Affairs Leadership
Following a bipartisan push from Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committee leaders, Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Chairman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and Ranking Member Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released its annual report with critical data on veterans experiencing …