From health care to education, jobs and equal pay, Jon works hard every day on the issues that matter most to Montana women and ensures they have a voice in Congress.
Gender should have no bearing on a paycheck, which is why Jon is sponsoring legislation like the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Even the Playing Field Act to end the gender pay gap. Equal work deserves equal worth. It’s as simple as that.
Jon knows that no one should stand between a woman and her doctor and that all Montanans deserve high quality care. He firmly believes in a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, continues to support Title X family planning programs despite recent challenges in the courts, and backs Planned Parenthood funding. Jon is working with bipartisan partners in pushing the Department of Veterans Affairs to take steps to improve the quality of care for women veterans.
Jon has always been surrounded by strong women, and every day he fights for policies to ensure that his granddaughters have the exact same opportunities to succeed as his grandsons.
December 3, 2020| View More
Tester, Schatz Demand VA Secretary Halt Questionable Political Actions During Presidential Transition Process
U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Ranking Members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs, are demanding that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) halt questionable political actions during the presidential transition process.
August 5, 2020| View More
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee today unanimously passed five bipartisan bills led by Ranking Member Jon Tester to address a number of his top legislative priorities—including his landmark Deborah Sampson Act, legislation to support women veterans.
July 2, 2020| View More
Tester Secures Two of his Landmark Mental Health Provisions for Servicemembers, Farmers in Must-Pass Annual Defense Bill
U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully secured his Care and Readiness Enhancement (CARE) for Reservists Act and Seeding Rural Resilience Act in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – two critical mental health bills aimed at curbing the rising rate of suicide among servicemembers and farmers.
May 15, 2020| View More
Breast Cancer Screening Coverage Expanded for Servicemembers and Veterans on TRICARE Following Tester Push
Following efforts by Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester, the Department of Defense announced that it will implement a new policy covering 3D breast cancer screening for female servicemembers and veterans on TRICARE starting at the end of the month.
May 12, 2020| View More
U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines are leading a bipartisan push to expand critical child care support for families and child care providers amid the coronavirus outbreak as the Senate considers the next coronavirus relief bill.