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.
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.
April 7, 2021| View More
Chairman Tester, VA Secretary McDonough Wrap Up Three Day Montana Tour with Veterans Listening Session at Montana National Guard Headquarters & Visit to Fort Harrison VA Medical Center
U.S. Senator Jon Tester and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough wrapped up their three day Montana tour today …
April 6, 2021| View More
New Primary Care Clinic Opens Doors to Helena Area Veterans Following Efforts from Tester, who will Host VA Secretary at Facility Tomorrow
Following a push from U.S. Senator Jon Tester, the Montana VA Health Care System today opened the doors to its newest $12 million primary care clinic at the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center to serve Helena area veterans. In his capacity as the new Chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs …