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 $6 Million to Clean Up Brownfield Pollution Sites Across Montana
Funding comes from Senator’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that he secured $5.7 million in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant funding for six Montana projects to clean up brownfield pollution sites and spur economic development....
Tester Announces Tech Hub Application Period Is Officially Open
Funding will come from Senator’s bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act; Official tech hub designation would open path for millions in implementation funds As part of his continued push to bring a Regional Technology and Innovation Hub to Montana, U.S. Senator Jon...
Tester Secures Full Custer Gallatin Flood Relief Funding
Road repair, federal disaster relief dollars from Tester-led FY23 federal budget Following the catastrophic 2022 floods in southern Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester secured nearly $40 million in Federal Disaster Relief funding for the Custer Gallatin National Forest to repair...