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 10, 2019| View More
As the Internal Revenue Service today rolls out a new rule to allow special interest groups to hide their donors, U.S. Senator Jon Tester, who has led the charge to shine a light on dark money in politics, penned a letter to the Trump Administration urging the proposal be rescinded.
August 29, 2019| View More
Americans know Medicare as the federal program that covers health care costs for people age 65 and older. Medicare also is the nation's largest funder of doctor training.
August 27, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today objected to a proposal by the Department of Homeland Security to drain $116 million from agencies that protect the homeland, including the TSA, Customs and Border Protection, and the Coast Guard, as well as $155 million …
August 22, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester and his colleagues have sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the agency to protect and educate consumers on the issue of cellphone fraud and assist victims in understanding their recourse options. In 2018, there were 680,000 reported victims of cellphone fraud, a …