Accountability & Transparency
Jon holds himself, Washington, and corporations accountable to the people of Montana. He is a staunch believer that sunlight ensures accountability, and he has fought for transparency at all levels of government.
Jon is a founding member of the Senate Transparency Caucus and has introduced legislation to increase transparency across the federal government, including a bill to make all government contracts over $150,000 public, and crack down on fraud and abuse of government travel cards.
Jon is also leading the fight to bring more transparency to our campaigns, and he is pushing to end the flow of dark money flooding our elections.
For his efforts, Jon was awarded the prestigious James Madison Award for fighting for greater transparency in government and public access to government information.
Jon is the only member of the Montana delegation to post his daily public schedule online.
June 9, 2021| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester is calling on the U.S. State Department to get involved in the ongoing effort to stem the flow of pollution from Canadian mines to waterways in Northwest Montana.
June 9, 2021| View More
Tester Introduces Bipartisan Bill Expanding Health Care Benefits for Children of Servicemembers to Age 26
65 years after the creation of the TRICARE program, Chairman Jon Tester of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is joining his colleagues in introducing the Health Care Fairness for Military Families Act, bipartisan legislation that would allow young adults to stay on their parents’ health insurance plan to age 26 without …
June 7, 2021| View More
As part of his efforts to address the shortage of medical professionals in Montana highlighted most recently by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is introducing the bipartisan Rural Physician Workforce Production Act to bring more doctors to rural areas.
June 3, 2021| View More
Tester Urges Biden Administration to Investigate Attack on Meat Industry, Beef Up Critical Cybersecurity Infrastructure
Following a ransomware attack that forced beef processing plants to shutter and threatened the nation’s food supply, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is urging the Biden Administration to thoroughly investigate the incident and to beef up America’s cybersecurity infrastructure.
May 27, 2021| View More
VA to Automatically Review Agent Orange Veterans’ Claims Following Bipartisan Push from Tester, Moran
Following a bipartisan push from Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced its plans to automatically review disability claims benefits for veterans suffering from Parkinsonism, bladder cancer, and hypothyroidism—three presumptive conditions related to their exposure …