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 31, 2020| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester is urging President Trump to approve Montana's major disaster declaration request submitted by Governor Steve Bullock late last week. Approval of the request would help the state slow and mitigate the effects of the virus by opening up access to new resources for medical supplies, personal …
March 27, 2020| View More
As the President signed the Phase III Coronavirus legislative package into law, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced further details of the $1.25 billion coronavirus relief fund now available to Montana.
March 26, 2020| View More
After Tester Improvements, Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Now Includes $10 Billion in Critical Relief for Indian Country
After 72 hours negotiating substantial, bipartisan improvements to the Senate's COVID-19 stimulus legislation, U.S. Senator Jon Tester voted to deliver $10 billion to strengthen Indian Country's response to the COVID-19 crisis-relief that Tester successfully pushed to include after it was omitted from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's original bill offered …
March 26, 2020| View More
After 72 Hours of Negotiating Improvements, Tester Votes to Deliver Critical Relief for Montana Workers, Families, Businesses, Hospitals
After 72 hours negotiating substantial, bipartisan improvements to COVID-19 stimulus legislation that had previously fallen far short, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today voted to deliver critical, urgent relief to Montana workers, families, small businesses, hospitals and others hardest hit by the outbreak.
March 25, 2020| View More
Imploring the Trump Administration to release hundreds of thousands of masks, ventilators, and other urgently needed medical supplies for hospitals across the country-U.S. Senator Jon Tester pleaded to activate the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) statutory responsibility to serve as the backup health care system for the nation in times …