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.
August 16, 2019| View More
As Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and a senior member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Jon Tester is pushing to improve health care access for Native American veterans in Montana and across the country.
July 19, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced Thursday that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes will receive more than $2.8 million to fund their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs which will provide education, health, and nutrition services to low-income children.
July 18, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) will receive more than $2.8 million to fund their Head Start and Early Head Start Programs which will provide education, health, and nutrition services to low-income children.
July 11, 2019| View More
Tester, Boozman Introduce Legislation to Help State Cemeteries Meet Federal Veteran Burial Standards
U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) today introduced legislation to improve access to specialized training that would ensure the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) grant-funded cemeteries meet and maintain the National Cemetery Administration's (NCA) National Shrine Commitment.
June 27, 2019| View More
U.S. Senator Jon Tester voted to send critical national security legislation to the President's desk today- joining his colleagues to approve the annual National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 86-8. The bill includes key Tester-backed provisions that will provide the largest pay raise to U.S. troops in a …