Economy & Jobs

Jon is a fierce advocate for Montana’s working families and businesses in Washington, and has worked to expand jobs and opportunities across the state.

When crafting his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Jon worked hand-in-hand with Montana’s business leaders to secure targeted investments in the Treasure State’s infrastructure that’ll make it cheaper and easier to do business across the state.

By bringing urgently-needed investments to Montana’s airports, roads, bridges, water projects, and high-speed internet infrastructure, Jon is working to lower costs for businesses, grow our local economies, and create hundreds of thousands of American jobs.

Jon also championed the American Rescue Plan Act, which was a critical lifeline to countless Montana businesses and working families as we rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jon understands that when Main Street thrives, Montana thrives. That’s why he continues fighting to get the Small Business Administration and the Economic Development Administration the tools to get Montana’s entrepreneurs the support they need.

Tester’s SAFER Banking Act Passes Committee, Sets up Full Senate Vote
Senator’s legislation to unlock banking access for legal cannabis businesses, improve safety After years of work to empower small businesses and unlock banking access for the legal cannabis industry in Montana, today U.S. Senator Jon Tester’s SAFER Banking Act passed through the...
Tester Leads Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Rural Housing Supply Across Montana
Senator’s Rural Housing Service Reform Act of 2023 will support housing and community development in rural areas In his continued push to lower costs and address affordable housing shortages in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently introduced his bipartisan Rural Housing Service Reform...
Tester Presses SEC Chair on “pain in the neck” Reporting Requirements for Family Farmers and Ranchers
Senator: SEC must make sure “that the proposed climate rule does not lead to burdensome reporting requirements to add additional workload, pain in the neck – and I’m being generous when I say pain in the neck – to agriculture...