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 Urges Biden Administration Officials to Find Solutions to Housing Shortages in Montana at Senate Banking ...
Senator on HUD’s housing vouchers: “This program is going to end up leaving rural America behind.” U.S. Senator Jon Tester today questioned Biden Administration officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during a Senate Banking Committee hearing, urging...
Tester Presses for Solutions to Housing Shortages in Montana at Senate Banking Hearing
Senator on out-of-state investors buying up housing and jacking up rent: “The people they’re putting at risk don’t have a lot of options, period.” U.S. Senator Jon Tester today questioned housing experts during a Senate Banking Subcommittee hearing, pressing them for...
Tester Statement on Standing with Montana Workers, Voting to Uphold Joint Employer Rule
After standing with Montana’s workers and voting to uphold the new Joint Employer Rule being implemented by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), U.S. Senator Jon Tester issued the following statement: “Montana’s workers show up day in and day out...