Infrastructure & Technology

Connecting the Last Best Place to the rest of the country and the world requires strong, reliable, and up-to-date infrastructure and technology. Investments in roads, bridges, and airports ensure that Montana’s communities remain safely linked. And access to reliable internet and television broadcasts ensures Montana businesses can succeed in a modern economy, and gives folks the opportunity to connect across the state and beyond.

As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Technology, Jon is leading the charge in providing rural America with access to the same technology and resources given to urban areas.

Jon worked across the aisle for months to negotiate his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which made significant and urgently-needed investments in Montana’s roads, bridges, airports, high-speed internet, water systems, public transportation, and more. Jon worked with five Republicans, four Democrats, and the White House to craft a law that will create hundreds of thousands of American jobs while making targeted investments to strengthen our nation—without raising taxes on working families.

Jon is also backing the Broadband DATA Act, which expands rural broadband coverage by directing the Federal Communications Commission to build more accurate broadband coverage maps. And he served as part of a bipartisan working group tasked with passing the Chips and Science Act—legislation to maintain America’s competitive technological edge over China by boosting manufacturing capacity and keeping jobs in America.

Tester Secures Nearly $30 Million for Montana’s Airports
Funding comes from the Senator’s bipartisan infrastructure law As a part of his continued efforts to upgrade critical infrastructure and support Montana’s rural economies, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $29,315,277 for Montana’s airports for repairs and improvements for runways,...
Tester Secures Nearly $2 Million for Stillwater County Flood Recovery
Funds to repair North Stillwater Road and protect against future damage Following extreme flooding in June 2022, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today secured $1,998,589.49 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to repair North Stillwater Road. In December 2022, Tester...
Tester Secures $3 Billion in Relief for Producers Impacted by 2022 Natural Disasters
Senator championed the Emergency Relief Payment (ERP) program and was the only member of the Montana delegation to vote for this funding U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that he secured $3 billion in disaster relief funding through the Farm Service Agency’s...