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.
September 20, 2021| View More
Senator: “The Biden Administration needs to follow the science and reopen the border to fully vaccinated Canadians so that both of our economies can continue recovering from this crisis.”
September 17, 2021| View More
Tester Leads Letter to President Biden to Urge Opening of U.S.-Canada Border to Vaccinated Canadians by October
Senator has repeatedly pushed President to support Montana's economic recovery by reopening the border
September 14, 2021| View More
Tester Introduces Critical Voting Rights Legislation Aimed at Defending Montanans’ Right to Vote, Cleaning Up Elections
Freedom to Vote Act maintains local control of voting systems while shining a light on dark money in politics
August 5, 2021| View More
July 29, 2021| View More
Tester, Boozman, Hirono, Collins Unveil Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Veteran Access to Breast Cancer Screening & Care
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.), U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are unveiling bipartisan, bicameral legislation today to expand access to high-quality breast cancer screening and life-saving care for veterans.