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.
March 11, 2021| View More
During women's history month, Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) are introducing bipartisan legislation to honor the groundbreaking service of the women who connected American and French forces on the front lines …
March 9, 2021| View More
Tester Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Montana Victims of Crime Have the Resources They Need to Get Back on Their Feet
As part of his continued efforts to ensure that Montana crime victim service organizations are able to continue helping survivors, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently introduced bipartisan legislation to fix issues within the Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA) that have caused the Crime Victims Fund's (CVF) balance to dwindle significantly …
January 8, 2021| View More
Two bills authored by U.S. Senator Jon Tester providing critical support to Native American veterans have been signed into law.
January 5, 2021| View More
Women veterans will have greater access to critical care and services following the signing of U.S. Senator Jon Tester's historic Deborah Sampson Act into law today by the President. Tester's bipartisan bill unanimously passed the Senate last month as part of an end-of-year package to better address the needs of …
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.