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 Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Provide Taxpayer Relief for Montana Wildfire Victims
Senator’s bill to exclude wildfire relief payments, other compensation for losses from taxable income As a part of his continued work to lower costs for Montanans and support victims of wildfires, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently introduced bipartisan legislation to...
At Senate Banking Hearing, Tester Highlights Consumer Fraud Concerns in Montana
Senator: “I don’t think anybody is immune from consumer fraud” As part of his longstanding efforts to protect Montanans’ hard-earned money, U.S. Senator Jon Tester spoke at a Senate Banking Committee hearing this week to highlight concerns from Montanans who...
Tester Again Pushes to Keep Burdensome Paperwork for Montana Farmers Out of Potential SEC Rule
In new letter, Senator reiterates longstanding concern that climate rule could lead to burdensome paperwork and bureaucracy for family farmers and ranchers U.S. Senator Jon Tester today sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler reiterating...