Jon grew up just down the road from Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in northcentral Montana, and he believes that the U.S. Government must uphold its treaty and trust responsibilities to Indian Country.
As a senior member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Jon has worked closely with tribal nations to expand resources at the Indian Health Service, increase investments in tribal schools, and secure additional funds for Tribal Law Enforcement.
Jon has also advocated for strengthening tribal sovereignty and self-determination, and he is making sure that tribal leaders have the tools they need to increase opportunity and boost local economies.
Jon regularly visits every Montana Indian Reservation, sits down with tribal leaders and families, and brings their concerns straight back to Washington.
Regardless of whether the debate is about health care, education, or infrastructure, Jon is always pushing to ensure Native Americans have a seat at the table.
June 20, 2019| View More
During this week's Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing, Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) officials gave feedback on five bipartisan bills backed by U.S. Senator Jon Tester to help tribal, state, and federal law enforcement agencies confront the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) crisis.
June 19, 2019| View More
Federal recognition for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians has advanced further than ever before after a push by U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines to successfully include their bill as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act-the Senate's must-pass annual defense legislation.
June 13, 2019| View More
As Bernhardt Visits Montana, Tester Escalates Efforts to Protect Badger-Two Medicine with Senate Resolution
Escalating his efforts to protect the sacred Badger Two-Medicine area, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today introduced a resolution on the floor of the U.S. Senate calling on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the Trump Administration to reverse course and honor their commitment to the Blackfeet Tribe.
May 9, 2019| View More
(U.S. Senate) - As U.S. Senator Jon Tester wraps up a week of advocacy for Missing and Murdered …
May 7, 2019| View More
Tester Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Legislators Asking for Federal Study on Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis
(U.S. Congress) - Following the "National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls" on Sunday, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is leading a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a study on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) crisis.