Jon is a staunch advocate for Montana's seniors, fighting to fund and protect Medicare, Social Security, Meals on Wheels and Senior Corps, initiatives that help seniors lead healthy, independent lives.
Jon believes Social Security is an essential benefit that seniors have paid into and earned over a lifetime of hard work. For many folks, it is their sole source of retirement income-so it has to be there for Montana's seniors when they need it. That's why Jon opposes any plan to privatize Social Security or reduce benefits. He's working with Democrats, Republicans and Independents to make sure the program stays solvent-not just for today's seniors, but for their kids and grandkids as well.
Jon also knows Medicare ensures seniors have access to quality affordable health care, which is why he opposes any initiative that would cut Medicare or turn it into a voucher system. Instead, Jon is working to strengthen Medicare by making sure doctors and hospitals get fair reimbursement rates so that it is financially feasible for doctors to see older patients.
Montanans work hard to enjoy their retirement years, and that is why Jon has fought hard against attempts to charge Montanans in their 50's and 60's more for life saving health insurance.
December 20, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, took to the Senate floor yesterday to pay tribute to the life of Chief Warrant Officer Second Class William C. Ebeltoft, a decorated Vietnam veteran and Montana resident. Tester read a powerful familiy obituary written about Bill, …
December 19, 2019| View More
Tester Delivers Big Wins for Montana Law Enforcement, Education, Infrastructure, Public Lands in Government Funding Bills
U.S. Senator Jon Tester used his seat as a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee to deliver a number of big wins for Montana as part of a package of bills to fund the government that cleared the U.S. Senate today. Tester is the only member of the Montana …
November 22, 2019| View More
In Kalispell, Tester Fields Unvetted Questions from More Than 200 Montanans at Yet Another Public Town Hall
In his 8th public, in-person town hall this year, U.S. Senator Jon Tester answered questions and solicited feedback …
November 7, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today pushed for an expansion of the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis.
November 7, 2019| View More
Tester, Moran Lead Bipartisan Call to Action for Better Patient Safety and Oversight at VA Facilities
U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) are leading eight colleagues in a bipartisan call to action following alarming incidents of veterans receiving inadequate care or mistreatment at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) medical facilities.